EURO 2020: England vs Croatia preview: Where to watch, team news, form guide

England vs Croatia in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D is set to take place at Wembley in London on Sunday 13 June at 15:00.

EURO 2020: England vs Croatia preview: Where to watch, team news, form guide

England vs Croatia in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D is set to take place in London on Sunday 13 June at 15:00.

EURO 2020: England vs Croatia preview

The draw has once again thrown up an England vs Croatia match up for football fans to savour.

England and Croatia famously met in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in a cliffhanger of a match, they are now set to do battle in a tricky EURO 2020 Group D.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić has set out his stall to frustrate the English.

“We will pick the best team we can for this match, we have quality players and we are not afraid,” Dalić said. 

“We know that England are very fast, very aggressive in attack, they have top players. We will need to respond with a solid block, but also will look out for possession and try to attack, as only defending will not bring us any good.”

England manager Gareth Southgate is expecting a tight contest and isn’t buying into the Three Lions being favourites.

“We obviously had the disappointment in Moscow. We’ve had two very close games since then. They are a very experienced team, with outstanding players, great mentality, incredible spirit and tactically adaptable, so they really are a big challenge for us for our first game. But we know that we have been able to beat them.”

Form guide (most recent first)

England: WWWWWW

Croatia: LDWWLL

EURO 2020: England vs Croatia – Team news

 Harry Maguire is back in training ahead of the clash with Croatia but the defender is unlikely to feature in the starting XI.

England are believed to have trialled a three-man defence and also tried out Luke Shaw as a left-sided centre back.

For Croatia former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren remains in doubt through injury, so Domagoj Vida and Duje Caleta-Car should partner up in the heart of the defence. 

Possible line-ups

: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Chilwell; Phillips, Rice; Sterling, Mount, Foden; Kane

: Livaković; Vrsaljko, Ćaleta-Car, Vida, Gvardiol; Brozović; Kramarić, Modrić, Kovačić, Perišić; Rebić

EURO 2020: England vs Croatia – Head to head

England have won five of their ten internationals against Croatia, including their most recent meeting in the 2018 UEFA Nations League.

Croatia have won three times in clashes with England, including their extra-time triumph at the 2018 World Cup. The remaining two matches have ended drawn.

England vs Croatia will go out on Supersport’s dedicated EURO 2020 channel.

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South African Trifle – Fresh, fruity dessert with Amarula Cream Liqueur

One of the most impressive desserts your can spoil your guests with.

South African Trifle – Fresh, fruity dessert with Amarula Cream Liqueur

For the most luxurious, no-bake, impressive dessert, look no further than this South African trifle recipe. It is quick, easy and loaded with mouth-watering ingredients. This appetising dessert can easily serve a crowd and you will have the compliments flying in with each bite your guests take.

South African trifle is basically a layered dessert with ingredients that require no baking. Starting with a layer of Boudoir biscuits soaked in a little bit of Amarula Cream Liqueur, followed by caramel treat, jelly, fruit and custard, this dessert is a serious taste sensation. When you have completed your layers, finish it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nuts and fruit on top.

If you are not a fan of Amarula Cream Liqueur, you can substitute it with brandy or sherry. Make sure to use a deep glass bowl so that the colourful layers of your South African trifle are displayed at their best.

South African Trifle Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: DessertCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 ml Amarula Cream Liqueur

  • 250 ml fresh cream

  • 1 packet Boudoir biscuits

  • 1 tin caramel treat (filling and topping)

  • 2 packets jelly powder (different flavours)

  • fresh fruit of your choice

  • chopped nuts

  • 1 – 1½ liter custard

Method

  • Prepare the jelly according to package instructions and allow to set.
  • Place the boudoir biscuits at the bottom of a deep glass bowl.
  • Moisten the boudoir biscuits with the Amarula Cream Liqueur.
  • Spread the Caramel Treat over the biscuits.
  • Chop up the jelly and add over the caramel-spread biscuits.
  • Add the fruit and then the custard.
  • Keep layering until you’ve used all the ingredients.
  •  Cover with whipped cream and decorate with nuts.

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