England, Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic make up Group D
England U21s face Croatia on Wednesday staring down the barrel of a fifth group-stage Euros exit from six tournaments unless results go their way. Aidy Boothroyd knows what his side must do, beat Croatia by two clear goals, if they are to stand any hope of qualifying for the knockout stages later this year. But even that will not guarantee England's progress.
England’s Under-21s suffered late heartbreak as Domagoj Bradaric’s stoppage-time strike sent Croatia through to the European Championship quarter-finals on goal difference despite England’s 2-1 victory in Slovenia. Aidy Boothroyd’s side were left to rue defeats to Portugal and Switzerland in their first two Group D games, which left them needing to beat Croatia by two goals and hope for a Swiss defeat.