Here’s how BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty rated each of England’s players in the 0-0 draw Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper) – 7. Solid, safe and noisy in these silent surroundings.
England fans heartbroken after Croatia qualify for World Cup final – video England (3-3-2-2) Jordan Pickford Two important saves to thwart Mandzukic but had no chance with either Croatia goal.
His set-piece delivery deserved an assist and his tackle deserved a yellow card; he only got the latter, forcing England to cope without him in Spain. And bizarrely, that does feel like a blow.
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England secured a point that gets them off the mark in the UEFA Nations League, but the Three Lions will leave Croatia feeling they should have claimed all three points on Friday night.
England faced Croatia in Rijeka behind closed doors, with the goalless draw described as «weird» and «strange» by the players. At times, events bordered on farcical.
ENGLAND. Jordan Pickford Saved from Kramaric after half an hour, parried Croatia’s only other effort from Perisic. Solid.
Croatia 0-0 England: Gareth Southgate’s side rated and slated for UEFA Nations League stalemate an excellent run and cross from the right but Livakovic got a crucial touch to take the ball away from the onrushing England players. A potentially iconic moment Tagged Croatia England Gareth League Nations rated side slated Southgate’s