Euro 2020: England vs Croatia, Netherlands vs Ukraine - preview, head-to-head, streaming details

England will take on Croatia in a Group D game at the Euro 2020 on Sunday, while Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia will be in action from Group C.

(From L-R) Netherlands' Ronald Koeman, Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko and Austria's Franco Foda pose with the Euro 2020 trophy (File Photo).   -  Getty Images

There’s an indicator of why England has never won the European Championship. In nine attempts, it's never won an opening match at the tournament. Not even when its first match was at Wembley in 1996.

A quarter-century on, England opens another continental campaign at its national stadium against the team that prevented Gareth Southgate’s side reaching the World Cup final three years ago.

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Croatia on Sunday will face a team refreshed since losing 2-1 and denied a shot at adding to its only major title at the 1966 World Cup.

Seven years is a long, long wait. It's been that many years since the Netherlands last played at a major tournament, dating back to the orange-clad team's run to the World Cup semifinals in 2014.

On Sunday in Amsterdam, the Dutch will finally be back on the field to take on Ukraine at the European Championship.

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Austria may be awash with Bundesliga talent but it will be under pressure from the start against underdog North Macedonia on Sunday as it looks for its first ever win at the European Championships.

Austria is the favourite in its Euro Group C opener against the Balkan nation, but in its only other appearances at the tournament, as co-host in 2008 and in France in 2016, the nation drew twice and lost four times.

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- England

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford;

Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker;

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho;

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin,Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling.

- Croatia

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic, Lovre Kalinic, Simon Sluga;

Defenders: Borna Barisic, Domagoj Bradaric, Duje Caleta-Car, Josko Gvardiol, Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Mile Skoric, Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko;

Midfielders: Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Badelj, Nikola Vlasic, Mario Pasalic, Ivan Perisic, Mislav Orsic, Luka Ivanusec;

Forwards: Josip Brekalo, Ante Budimir, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Ante Rebic.

- Netherlands

Goalkeepers: Marco Bizot, Tim Krul, Maarten Stekelenburg;

Defenders: Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries, Patrick van Aanholt, Joel Veltman, Owen Wijndal;

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Marten de Roon, Ryan Gravenberch, Davy Klaassen, Teun Koopmeiners, Quincy Promes, Jurrien Timber, Georginio Wijnaldum;

Forwards: Steven Berghuis, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo, Donyell Malen, Wout Weghorst.

- Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Georgiy Bushchan, Andriy Pyatov, Anatolii Trubin;

Defenders: Oleksandr Karavaev, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Mykola Matviyenko, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Denys Popov, Eduard Sobol, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Illia Zabarnyi, Oleksandr Zinchenko;

Midfielders: Roman Bezus, Yevhen Makarenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Marlos, Mykola Shaparenko, Taras Stepanenko, Heorhii Sudakov, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Viktor Tsygankov;

Forwards: Artem Besedin, Artem Dovbyk, Roman Yaremchuk, Andriy Yarmolenko, Oleksandr Zubkov.

- Austria

 Goalkeepers: Daniel Bachmann, Pavao Pervan, Alexander Schlager;

Defenders: David Alaba, Aleksandar Dragovic, Marco Friedl, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Philipp Lienhart, Stefan Posch, Andreas Ulmer;

Midfielders: Julian Baumgartlinger, Christoph Baumgartner, Florian Grillitsch, Stefan Ilsanker, Konrad Laimer, Valentino Lazaro, Karim Onisiwo, Marcel Sabitzer, Louis Schaub, Xaver Schlager, Alessandro Schopf, Christopher Trimmel;

Forwards: Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch, Sasa Kalajdzic.

- North Macedonia

Goalkeepers: Stole Dimitrievski, Risto Jankov, Damjan Siskovski;

Defenders: Egzijan Alioski, Egzon Bejtulai, Visar Musliu, Kire Ristevski, Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski, Gjoko Zajkov;

Midfielders: Arijan Ademi, Enis Bardi, Darko Churlinov, Eljif Elmas, Feran Hasani, Tihomir Kostadinov, Boban Nikolov, Milan Ristovski, Stefan Spirovski;

Forwards: Daniel Avramovski, Goran Pandev, Marjan Radeski, Vlatko Stojanovski, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Ivan Trickovski, Krste Velkovski.

What time do the games start?

The England vs Croatia and the Austria vs North Macedonia games will begin at 6:30 PM IST and 9:30 PM IST, respectively, while the Netherlands vs Ukraine match begins at 12.30am IST (June 14, Monday).

Where to watch:

Euro 2020 will be telecast in India on the Sony Pictures Sports Network. You can also catch the matches live on the Sony LIV app.

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