Many questions hang over England ahead of Croatia clash

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Due to Gareth Southgate's masterful secrecy ahead of their European Championship opener against Croatia, the visitors will not know what tactical approach to adopt for the clash.
MANCHESTER – One of the few certainties about the England lineup ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia on Sunday is that they will take the knee before kickoff. However, the formation, tactical approach and personnel that manager Gareth Southgate will utilise after that anti-racist gesture are mostly unknown – and not because of some masterful secrecy in his camp.

Usually there are one or two question marks heading into a tournament opener but in the case of Southgate's England there are enough for a full evening of pub quiz. Harry Kane will lead the line and captain the team and John Stones will play in the centre of defence but beyond those two certainties there are only probables and possibles. The injury to central defender Harry Maguire has given Southgate his biggest headache - does he trust the inexperienced Aston Villa centre-half Tyrone Mings enough to…
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