England vs Croatia: Who should start? Sky Sports writers pick their XIs for Wembley opener | Football News

Four at the back or five at the back? Will Jack Grealish get the nod? Should Gareth Southgate play two holding midfielders?

England’s Euro 2020 campaign gets under way at Wembley on Sunday against Croatia, and after months of fierce debate, Southgate will pick the side he thinks can win what should be the toughest game of the group stage.

Here, we asked our Sky Sports writers to put forward their XI, the XI they believe Southgate will select, and their explanations.

You can pick your XI in the team selector at the bottom of the page…

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Mason Mount in action for England

Predicting Gareth Southgate’s England XI against Croatia is a tricky task right now, with question marks over how he’ll approach the game in terms of formation and attitude. If he errs on the side of caution and plays not to lose against the toughest team in the group then a back three could…

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