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England face Croatia THIS EVENING needing both a win and a helping hand from Portugal to keep their European U21 Championship dreams alive: Everything you need to know ahead of kick-off

England face Croatia on Wednesday evening needing a victory to keep their hopes of European Under-21 Championship glory alive.

It has been a desperately disappointing start to the tournament for manager Aidy Boothroyd and England, who have lost their opening two games, 1-0 against Switzerland and 2-0 to Portugal.

England now simply have to beat Croatia if they are to progress to this summer's quarter-finals, though they also need a helping hand from group leaders Portugal, who the Three Lions need to beat Switzerland. It will then go down to goal difference, so England will need to win well.