Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic dropped from Croatia squad with 'serious injury'

Zlatko Dalic

Gareth Southgate had his entire 25-man squad on the training field at Tottenham Hotspur's headquarters in Enfield as he fine-tuned Sunday's strategy.

Southgate is likely to make a number of changes to his squad, having fielded a fringe players in the 3-0 friendly win over the U.S. on Thursday.

The pair trained on Friday and were once again involved on Saturday morning.

The World Cup finalists endured a miserable start to their Group 4 campaign in League A - thrashed by Spain in the reverse fixture and drawing with England - but they now head to Wembley in contention for a Finals place after an incredible finish in Zagreb. A 0-0 draw will retain their League A status, while a score draw - which would give them an inferior head-to-head record against Croatia, who would have scored more away goals - or defeat would relegate them to League...

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Craotia defeated Spain 3-2 on Thursday night to move level on four points with England in the group.

"We created a lot of chances, some of them where it looked impossible that the ball would not go in, we hit the crossbar, and football has been unfair to us", Luis Enrique told a news conference.

"We don't need to be motivated", Dalic added.

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"I'm more anxious about our team because we played against Spain two days ago".

Southgate has refused to even consider the possibility of relegation if Croatia claim victory at Wembley. "If we play our best like we did against Spain I think we can win the match".

'It is unprecedented that you come off the back of a major tournament and have so many strong tests in such a short period.

"We will see who will replace him".

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