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England will begin their Euro 2020-2021 campaign this Sunday when the Three Lions will host the team that stole their ticket to the 2018 World Cup final, Croatia. Coach Gareth Southgate's team will seek revenge after a painful defeat in extra time in Russia three years ago.

England will host Croatia in both teams' opening Euro 2020-2021 match this Sunday and manager Gareth Southgate will be eager to see his side start the tournament with all three points. The Balkan team was a tough test early on and fans also took it as a sign of where the Three Lions are and whether the home team can now beat a team that eliminated them in the 3rd place. years ago in Russia or not.

The last meeting between the two teams took place right after the 2018 World Cup and England won 2-1 in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League. It's important for the Three Lions to get the three points and with the likes of Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Phil Foden all set to be included in the starting line-up, Croatia will have real problems to deal with in Sunday.

Croatia's key this Sunday is the midfield battle and one who will play a big part in that is Marcelo Brozovic. The central midfielder has now played his best football at Inter Milan and has enjoyed a strong season, helping his side win the 2020-21 Serie A under coach Antonio Conte.

However, Croatia seem to have been on the defensive in recent times and the results against their opponents suggest it will be an exciting match on Sunday. The 3-3 draw with Turkey, the 2-3 defeat to Portugal and the 1-2 loss to France show that they are not hard to beat and can concede, England will receive encouragement. from these results.

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