Euro 2020: England Starting XI Against Croatia

Last updated : 13 June 2021 By Three Lions

England manager Gareth Southgate's side for Sunday's opening European Championship clash against Croatia has been confirmed ahead of kick-off at Wembley Stadium.

After a disrupted build-up to the tournament in terms of the players available to him, Southgate has brought a number of the Manchester City and Chelsea contingent back into his XI.

Kyle Walker, John Stones, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden all start the game.

Kieran Trippier fills the left-back slot in a four-man defence.

Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish are among the substututes.

The tournament as a whole was overshadowed by Saturday's distressing events in Copenhagen, England cancelling their pre-match media conference and a number of players sending their thoughts to Christian Eriksen.

Thankfully, reports from Denmark have been positive as regards Eriksen's condition.