Gareth Southgate will enjoy rare advantages as he prepares the England football team to face Croatia in their opening match of the European Championships on Sunday.?
The England manager can call on players who embody a blend of youth and experience, as well playing at least three matches at home at Wembley Stadium, London. It is a confluence of factors that provides, perhaps, just perhaps, the nation’s best shot at lifting a major international trophy since winning the World Cup at the same arena in 1966of up to 20 physically-distanced people are permitted (but no indoor gatherings)..
“We need good professionals, tactically-savvy players,” said Southgate at a recent press conference. “We’re fortunate we’ve got old and young players who fit all those categories.”
Statistics back up his confidenceThe Hospital for Sick Children is preparing to accept up to 50 pediatric in-patients from most Greater Toronto hospitals — some from as far away as Newmarket and Oshawa — to make space fo. According to Financial Times analysisThe authority to move schools to virtual learning on their own, the current 26-man England squad has featured more players in leading club competitions than any other since Euro 2004. This suggests a battle-hardened group, well-prepared for the rigours of an intense international tournament.
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