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England play Croatia on Sunday June 13 at 2pm in their first match of Euro 2020 as they kick off their attempt at ending 55 years of hurt this summer.

Gareth Southgate's team will be looking to start off their tournament with a victory at Wembley, and banish any demons from their 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi-final.

Both teams are in Group D, alongside Scotland and the Czech Republic.

And England fans can tune in to watch the game being broadcast live of BBC1, while it will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.

Former England star turned Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker will once again lead the coverage on the BBC, with the broadcast set to begin at 1pm and run through until 4:30pm.

Bukayo Saka is congratulated by England teammates Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and Jack Grealish.
(Image: Laurence Griffiths – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

To qualify from the group stage, England will need to finish either in the top two positions, or finish as one of the four top scoring third-place teams.

The other Group D match between Scotland and Czech Republic is on the following day, Monday June 14, and will also be broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer. The match also begins at 2pm.

England play all of their group stage matches at Wembley, handing them a significant advantage over their competitors.

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However, England will be without Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold after he sustained an injury against Austria in their first international warm-up match.

The Three Lions may also be without Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, with Southgate admitting it would be 'a real bonus' if the midfielder was able to play in the group opener.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is also a doubt for the Croatia match, having sustained an ankle injury against Aston Villa in early May.

However, Jude Bellingham is tipped to play after an impressive season for Borussia Dortmund, and a strong display in England's 1-0 victory against Austria.

Jude Bellingham of England
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The recent spate of injuries means England's starting XI and tactical system for their opener is still in question.

Without Maguire, Southgate may choose to select a back five, with three centre-backs and two wing-backs.

But with an abundance of attacking riches, ranging from the cold-blooded striker's instincts of Harry Kane to the creative and skilful talents of Jadon Sancho, it will be hard for the England manager to drop one of his stars in favour of an extra defender.

England's midfield also looks short of depth in comparison to both the forward and defensive groupings, with Henderson's injury leaving only Bellingham, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips as natural cover for the two defensive-midfield spaces Southgate has tended to opt for.

Croatia will be no pushovers though, with veteran midfielder and former Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric in midfield, supported by a squad including Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic, Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, and hotly-tipped centre back Duje Caleta-Car.

Croatia are without former Barcelona centre midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, who retired from international football in September 2020.

England will have five days between their match against Croatia and their next fixture, which is against Scotland on Friday June 18.