Football – UEFA Nations League: England, Croatia Fail To Score The Winning Goal
- Croatia and England drew 0-0 the UEFA Nations League in a dreamlike match before a vacant stadium in Rijeka delivered just a bunch of possibilities.
- The home side got the match going and attempted to get this show on the road the ball forward promptly, yet England got it clear.
- Gareth Southgate’s side at that point assaulted, just for a flawless passing move to break down, when Jordan Henderson was not able locate the last ball.
- With 6 minutes gone, Henderson went into the book for an ungainly test on Ivan Rakitic as the Croatia player moved into a tight space.
Fair play to that small, loyal group of England fans who travelled all the way to Croatia to watch a behind-closed-doors UEFA Nations League game on top of a nearby hill.
The absolute f*cking weirdos.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 12, 2018
- Ben Chilwell and Kyle Walker were getting forward routinely, and a hazardous Chilwell cross was removed before it could achieve the holding up Raheem Sterling.
- Britain had another opportunity to put in an undermining conveyance soon a while later when Harry Kane was fouled, yet Chilwell’s pass was too far for John Stones.
- Croatia became animated as the 20-minute check drew nearer, Domagoj Vida and Ante Rebic consolidating to win a corner that was played short and allowed Ivan Perisic to shoot in a shot that was blocked.
Well, Croatia may have beaten England to a place in the World Cup final, but after the Three Lions hold them to a goalless draw in front of an empty stadium in the Uefa Nations League, it’s easy to see who’s had the last laugh.
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 12, 2018
- Mateo Kovacic turned into the second player reserved for a terrible test on Marcus Rashford, yet England neglected to make any inquiries with their dead ball conveyance.
- Henderson and Walker joined to win a corner with a quick counter down the perfectly fine diversion achieved the half-hour, yet again Croatia repulsed the set piece.
- England’s Jordan Pickford went to the edge of his case to manage a long Perisic pass that undermined to set Rebic free, before Luka Modric neglected to summon a danger from a free kick given away by Chilwell.
— Barry Ward (@BarryWard82) October 12, 2018
- Andrej Kramaric’s bobbing strike was ceased by Pickford before Rashford, attempting to get into the match, could not benefit as much as possible from a Kane leave that opened behind space down the left.
- England were inside a bristle of opening the scoring from a corner just before the break, Eric Dier’s calculated header going crosswise over the bar and ricocheting off the post to security.
- Dejan Lovren was reserved for an awkward tackle on Sterling as the primary half subsided, however a substantially more brilliant beginning to the 2nd half nearly brought a goal for either side.
Every player on the pitch in opening 45 minutes of Croatia vs England had more touches than the number on their shirt; Harry Kane was the closest to not doing so: 10 touches (fewest on the pitch) vs. #9 on his back.
Not much else we can do with that first half… pic.twitter.com/dcKMBN50XB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 12, 2018
- First Perisic saw a low drive very much halted by Pickford, and afterward Kane met a Henderson free-kick with a header that returned from the bar before Perisic cleared.
- Ross Barkley went down in the region as Rebic tested however the official waved play on, and Walker at that point discovered Rashford in any case, with simply the goal-keeper to beat, the forward scraped his wrap up.
- Rashford got clear again minutes after the fact yet observed his sidefooted strike spared by Dominik Livakovic as England ventured up the rhythm and Tin Jedvaj was reserved for a late rush on Dier.
The fans locked out of Croatia v England might be the lucky ones so far.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) October 12, 2018
- Kramaric cut wide before Croatia rolled out the night’s first improvement, Perisic clearing a path for Marko Pjaca and the substitute nearly having a moment effect with an exertion that twisted wide.
- Kovacic was supplanted by Milan Badelj, and soon a short time later Kane rifled home from Henderson’s pass yet the banner was at that point up.
- Following 77 minutes, Jadon Sancho made his England make a big appearance, going ahead for Sterling, and another change pursued as Marko Livaja substituted Rebic for the home side.
The silence in this Croatia vs England match with no supporters is like watching a Man City home match.
— Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) October 12, 2018
- Kramaric had another shooting possibility yet again neglected to reach, Stones blocking, and with seconds running out Sancho’s cross, after a brilliant summary the right, just evaded his partners.
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