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Croatia to play England in friendly at Wembley

By  Jul 26, 2016

Although there is still no official announcement nor confirmation from the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), the Croatian national football team looks likely to play a friendly match against England at London's Wembley Stadium on the 1st of September, reports the English media.

According to the English newspapers, Croatia will face England in its first official match with the new coach Sam Allardyce. Four days later England is to play the first qualifying match against Slovakia for 2018 FIFA World Cup. As the warm-up match against the Czech Republic was cancelled, England chose Croatia as its opponent. The Croatian football team welcomes Turkey in the qualifying match at an empty Maksimir stadium on the 5th of September 2016.

Croatia have played three times against England at Wembley Stadium and recorded a victory, a draw and a defeat. In a friendly match in 1996 there were no goals, at the mythical stadium in November 2007 Croatia beat England 3-2 and halted the English selection with Steve McLaren on their way to the Euro 2008. But in September 2009 England finally took ''revenge'' on Croatia in the qualifying match for World Cup 2010 by defeating Croatia 5-1 which was one of the worst defeats in the history of the Croatian football team.

The overall record and lists of results show that England and Croatia played in seven matches so far; England won four times, Croatia twice whilst one match ended in draw.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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