Croatia Vs England Live Stream July 11 2018 Kick Off 18:00 GMT

England and Croatia have met 7 times before, with the Three Lions winning 4 times, losing twice and sharing a draw.

The 2 nations drew their opening encounter 0-0 in 1996 before England won the next friendly 3-1 in 2003.

England then won their first competitive clash, a 4-2 victory at Euro 2004 in which Wayne Rooney scored 2 goals.

But Croatia got their own back over the Euro 2008 qualifiers, beating England 2-0 in Zagreb with Paul Robinson‘s infamous air kick a sore spot for England fans way back in October 2006.

Worse was to come as Croatia beat the Three Lions 3-2 at Wembley in November 2007 to ensure that England would not qualify for Euro 2008.

England gained some revenge as they crushed Croatia in their next two games, winning World Cup 2010 qualifying games in September 2008 (4-1) and September 2009 (5-1).

Jordan Pickford revealed he hurt his thumb when he attempted to thump the ground in a moment of frustration in the second half of the win against Sweden, but allayed any concerns over his fitness.

The only other fitness concern for Gareth Southgate is Jamie Vardy, although the Leicester striker was fit enough for a place among the substitutes on Saturday.

Croatia may have worries over goalkeeper Danijel Subasic despite his penalty heroics against Russia. The keeper picked up a leg injury in the second half, but played extra time before making a decisive save in the shootout.

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