NAs Wayne Rooney's state funeral is over, England must look to the immediate future. If Gareth Southgate's team beat Croatia, it will be at the top of the prestigious League of Nations Group A4 (it's their group, not a sheet of paper). If they lose, they will be downgraded.
Unlike the international friendly of the past, there is something at stake for the young England team to work. Can this game show us something of what we can expect in Euro 2022?
New England formation
The 3-5-2 has gone and is a 4-3-3 familiar, brighter, sexier. Depending on the phase of the game and who plays in the midfield, this will resemble a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-5-1 sometimes, but the constants are one turn four, two wings and one .. .