Chalobah unused substitute as Sancho makes England debut in Croatia draw

Chalobah unused substitute as Sancho makes England debut in Croatia draw

Chalobah unused substitute as Sancho makes England debut in Croatia draw

Southgate introduced debutant Jadon Sancho for the final 15 minutes, but the Borussia Dortmund attacker - England's second-youngest debutant in a competitive game after Duncan Edwards - was unable to make a match-winning impact.

The Nations League match had to be played behind closed doors, however, it proved to be a rather tiresome affair as both sides earned a point from the game.

Midfielder Dier reflected on the first match England had ever played behind closed doors, although he noted the presence of a handful of England fans on a hill overlooking the ground.

It was a surreal and unusual experience watching the Three Lions with atmosphere replaced by silence and the World Cup semi-final rematch suffered as a result.

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Anderson had a chance to take an early lead against Djokovic but he overhit a forehand on set point in the 12th game of the match. The other semi-final tees up Novak Djokovic against young German star Alexander Zverev , just the second time they will have met.

Eric Dier and Harry Kane hit the woodwork on a night when Marcus Rashford wasted two great chances, meaning the opportunity to exact World Cup revenge went begging as the Group A4 encounter ended goalless on a unusual night for all involved.

England played three centre-backs throughout the World Cup in Russian Federation as Southgate's inexperienced side endeavoured to reach their first semi-final at the tournament in 28 years.

"While we all endorse the campaign against racism and want to see all that prejudice and bigotry stamped out of the game, the nature of this punishment against the Croatian FA is also punishing the innocent", said Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters' Federation in England.

Southgate will be buoyed heading there by the fact that Croatia did not get as much joy in that department as they did in Moscow.

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They added that Hamas leader Ismail Haniya also attended the protests east of Gaza City and hailed the ongoing demonstrations. Most of the Palestinians were killed during border demonstrations, though others died in air strikes and tank shelling.

Andrej Kramaric had the hosts' best chance, but placed his shot from Ivan Perisic's cut-back too close to Jordan Pickford, who made a smart save.

The only chance in the first half fell to Dier, who glanced his header against the far post after a Jordan Henderson corner.

And Neville believes England are lacking a similar player.

"It was not easy to come back after such a big defeat".

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"In the third set I really started to figure it out, as well, how aggressive or how tactical I wanted to make the match". Meanwhile Roger Federer had a tough three-set win over Roberto Bautista Agut - 6-3 2-6 6-4.

Kane saw an effort ruled out for offside and seemingly broke the net in the process, leading to a pause in play that saw England fans get a wave from Pickford.

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