What do Croatia need to win the UEFA Nations League?

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Croatia, the 2018 World Cup runner-up, has struggled since its success in Russian Federation and sits in last place with one point-though it could still top the group if it beats Spain and then England on Sunday.

'Like I touched on earlier, I think it's important we don't get caught up in anything surrounding the game and just focus on our job and what we need to do.

"We have learned with every experience that we've had".

The former Manchester United forward insists he's optimistic about England's future after bringing his worldwide career to a close. "To be around them and see how they have developed and see how Gareth is coaching them is great". They have come off the back of a hugely successful World Cup, but in a unusual way I think the game against Spain will give them even more confidence than what they did in the summer.

Rooney's involvement against the US gave him a chance to get a close look at Jadon Sancho, who sparkled on his first England start.

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Rakitic would not have been able to take on England in Sunday's crunch UEFA Nations League fixture, so the Croatian FA have decided the best option is for him to return to his club. "He is a fantastic talent", Rooney said. Of course you're going to make mistakes.

Rooney also laughed off suggestions he was envious of Sancho, saying he is looking forward to watching the Dortmund youngster spearhead a glorious era for the Three Lions. Are you jealous of me because I'm younger than you? I've spoken to other global managers and they've all said the same as the quality of the matches and the challenge on offer has been exactly what they've wanted. It's a great opportunity for these players to go that next step.

'We know we're more than capable of winning the game if we get everything right, so it's down to us to go and do that'.

They've already done that in getting to a semi-final but they can't sit there and say we were the team along with 1990 who got to the semi-final.

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