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What channel is England v Croatia Euro 2020 match on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Check out how to watch England v Croatia at Euro 2020 live on TV, plus the latest team news, predictions and odds.

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Published: Sunday, 13th June 2021 at 12:00 pm

England embark on their Euro 2020 fixtures this weekend with a clash against Croatia to open up their tournament at Wembley on Sunday.


The Three Lions' last match in a major tournament finals was a defeat to Croatia in the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Since then, fresh impetus has been injected into Gareth Southgate's side with the likes of Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden all pushing for a start in the first team.

England will be wary of the awkward group in which they have been placed, with Croatia arguably the most stern competition for Southgate's men, though Czech Republic are tipped to go well and Scotland will be fired up to provide a threat.

Fans will be desperate to see England get off to a flying start on home soil and know they stand a good chance of winning the group should they pick up maximum points against Luka Modric's men. has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch England v Croatia on TV and online.

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When is England v Croatia on TV?

England v Croatia will take place on Sunday 13th June 2021.

Check out our Euro 2020 fixtures and live football on TV guides for the latest times and information, plus find out how to watch Euro 2020 on TV.

What time is kick-off?

England v Croatia will kick off at 2pm.

Games throughout the group stage will kick off at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm in UK time, while the knockout rounds will occupy the latter two time slots.

What TV channel is England v Croatia on?

Fans can tune in to watch the game from 1pm for free on BBC One.

Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.

How to live stream England v Croatia online

You can also live stream the match via BBC iPlayer on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

England v Croatia team news

England: Harry Maguire looks set to miss this game, so Southgate has a decision to make at centre-back.

Brighton centre-back Ben White has been called up following Trent Alexander-Arnold's injury and will be among consideration.

Jack Grealish has likely done enough to earn himself a starting spot following his displays in the recent friendlies.

Croatia: Coach Zlatko Dalic often goes with a 4-2-3-1, with Nikola Vlasic impressing in the No 10 role.

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic is still not considered a starter despite being one of the most-capped players in the squad.

Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic all started in attacking roles in their most recent match - a 1-0 defeat to Belgium.

England v Croatia odds

In working partnership with the Radio Times, bet365 has provided the following betting odds for this event:

bet365 odds: England (7/10) Draw (13/5) Croatia (17/4)*

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Our prediction: England v Croatia

Only judge England based on their major tournament performances; everything else is essentially a warm-up, an experiment. This is where we see results – or not.

The Three Lions boast their most exciting squad in years and will feel at home inside Wembley. That should settle some of the nerves, at least.

Croatia still boast a handful of shrewd operators including Ante Rebic but Ivan Perisic is in decline, Luka Modric isn't getting any younger and Mandzukic has retired from the international scene.

If England are serious about going all the way in Euro 2020, they will see this as a win on a plate.

Our prediction: England 2-1 Croatia (17/2 at bet365)

For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Euro 2020 fixtures on TV guide.


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