Barkley starts: Croatia vs England preview, team news and live commentary

first_img LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker SORRY Most read on What the managers are sayingZlatko Dalic (Croatia): “The loss to Spain was hard, but it happens. We need to improve the situation against England to correct the impression we left and because of building a team for Euro qualifiers The English have their own problem with players and have a number of new young players in the team. The match will be played with no fans in an un-football like atmosphere but we need to accept that. It gives nobody an advantage. The English are fast, young, ambitious and we will have some difficulties.”Gareth Southgate (England): “Croatia deserved to go through to the final in summer, we have to take our medicine on that, but I have had a couple of conversations with their coach since and we both agree that the more big games you play, the more you learn to handle the pressure so that eventually you will be able to get over the line. We are in a good position now, we don’t have to rip everything up and start again, we have made progress and we want to keep that progress going.” 3 BEST OF Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Where can you listen?Full commentary of Friday’s clash will be available on talkSPORT. Click here for the Croatia vs England live streamConfirmed teamsSouthgate hands the in-form Ross Barkley his first England game since 2016, while Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell makes his full Three Lions debut.It’s a positive England line-up which sees Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling all start.Meanwhile, the likes of Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic, who played in the World Cup tie, all start for the hosts.Croatia: Livakovic, Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric, Kovacic, Rakitic, Kramaric, Modric, Perisic, RebicSubs: Bartolec, Milic, Mitrovic, Rog, Sluga, Livaja, Bradaric, Pasalic, Santini, Badelj, PjacaEngland: Pickford, Walker, Chilwell, Dier, Stones, Maguire, Barkley, Henderson, Kane, Sterling, RashfordSubs: Trippier, Butland, Alexander-Arnold, Dunk, Gomez, Winks, Chalobah, Maddison, Mount, Bettinelli, Sancho How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England will be looking to get their revenge on their World Cup vanquishers when they visit Croatia in their UEFA Nations League group match on Friday evening.Gareth Southgate’s side’s Russia campaign was ended with a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat to Zlatko Dalic’s men before they went on to lose to France in the World Cup final. Southgate comes up against Dalic, who bested him in Russia The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed 3 tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 3 scrap Mario Mandzukic struck the decisive blow to knock England out the World Cup Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Croatia remain without a win since that fateful night in Moscow, drawing with Portugal in a friendly then being thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their Nations League opener.England also lost their first match in UEFA’s new competition to La Roja, falling to a 2-1 defeat at Wembley three days before Spain’s 6-0 rout of Croatia, but they recovered to secure a victory over Switzerland in a friendly at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.Both England and Croatia will be going for their first win in the new Nations League format, though they will have to cope with playing the match behind closed doors; no fans will be allowed into the Stadion HNK Rijeka due to a punishment handed to Croatia after a swastika was marked onto the pitch before their Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy, played back in 2015. changes latest Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Kane starts despite being rested in traininglast_img read more


first_imgThe aunt of an autistic man is suing the Gardaí claiming they falsely imprisoned and assaulted her nephew in Co. Donegal.The High Court has heard today how the 27-year-old was arrested in September, 2010 for allegedly chasing two girls with a stick.It’s alleged the man was wrongfully and unlawfully arrested in Donegal and forcibly detained with handcuffs behind his back. His family say this caused him trauma and upset and they claim no effort was made by officers to contact his parents or inquire of neighbours as to who he was.They say he is limited physical boundaries because of his autism and they dispute the location where Gardaí say they arrested him as well as the allegation that he was chasing two girls with a stick.The court heard his mother frantically searched for him and was shocked to find him detained at a garda station under the Mental Health Act where Gardaí refused to immediately release him.It is claimed the Garda Ombudsman has received no response to a complaint lodged by his mother 18 months ago. Now his aunt is suing for damages – including aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages – for false imprisonment, assault and breach of his right to liberty.COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON ONGOING COURT CASES WOMAN CLAIMS DONEGAL GARDAI IMPRISONED AND ASSAULTED HER AUTISTIC NEPHEW was last modified: August 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more