June 14th, 2020.
Today was the day Croatia would play England at Wembley Stadium in London in the opening match of their EURO 2020 group stage. Obviously, due to COVID, the entire EURO 2020 tournament has been pushed to the summer of 2021.
That means Luka Modrić will be a year older. So will Ivan Rakitić. Ivan Perišić. The list goes on. However, if Croatia’s veteran players can stay sharp and healthy, the likes of Josip Brekalo, Nikola Vlašić and Marin Pongračić will also have another season under their belts.
This match would have marked the fourth time in past two years that Croatia and England would have clashed.
2018 World Cup semifinal: Croatia wins 2-1 in extra time
October 2018 UEFA Nations League: 0-0 draw in Rijeka
November 2018 UEFA Nations League: England wins 2-1 in London
At the end of the day, the Nations League games mean little to nothing and we can scratch those matches from our collective memories. But how would the EURO 2020 rematch play out?
Croatia wins 2-1 to dissappoint the English supporters…once again.