England made their way into UEFA Nations League semifinals following their 2-1 home win over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.
Didn’t have the best of start on the new international competition, Three Lions showed that their positive progress can be something worth cheering as they made their way into the semifinals round.
Needing all three points to finish top of their group, Gareth Southgate’s men put on an aggressive display since kick off creating an exciting encounter as Croatia were also keen for victory.
After an exciting first 45 minutes which ended goalless, it was the away side that got themselves in front as Andrej Kramaric scored with a deflected shot on 57 minutes.
However, that lead was eventually canceled out as Three Lions bounced back through Jesse Lingard’s goal on 78 minutes, before Harry Kane completed the turn around with his effort on 85 minutes.
It’s somewhat a revenge for England as they were beaten by Croatia in this year’s World Cup 2018 semifinal stage back in July.
Nevertheless, it’s still not the same prestige, considering the fact that Nations League is still a new format of international competition made by UEFA to replace friendly matches.
Still, it’s something that England will certainly cherish as they haven’t really been successful at any major international tournaments in a very long time, so any kind of success can always be appreciated.