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Croatia U21 v England U21 live stream: how to watch the European Under-21 Championship wherever you are in the world

Croatia U21 v England U21 live stream
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Croatia U21 v England U21 live stream, Sky Sports, Wednesday 31st March, 5pm BST

England U21s will look to avoid exiting the European Under-21 Championship pointless when take on Croatia in their final group game in Slovenia.

Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions can mathematically still progress to the quarter-finals – which take place in May – but need to win by two clear goals and hope that Switzerland beat Portugal in the other game in the group, so it looks very much like a case of trying to restore some pride.

This is the third time England have appeared at the tournament under Boothroyd. They lost on penalties to Germany in the 2017 semi-finals, before going out at the first hurdle two years ago with a single point – which they gained in a 3-3 draw with Croatia, incidentally.

There have long been doubts over whether Boothroyd is the right man for the job, and with his contract set to expire in the summer, the time may have come for the FA to move on from the 50-year-old.

England lost 2-0 to Portugal on Sunday, having been defeated 1-0 by Switzerland in their opening game, leaving them requiring a something of a miracle to advance to the knockout stages.

Boothroyd made four changes for the Portugal game and could rotate again against Croatia. That might mean returns to the side for Stephen Sessegnon – who’s on loan at Bristol City from Fulham – Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Dwight McNeil of Burnley.

Watford defender Ben Wilmot and Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell were the only two outfield players not to be involved either game.

Croatia held off a late fightback to beat Switzerland 3-2 last time out, having lost to Portugal in their first match. With head-to-head record the tiebreaker, a win here will be enough for them to go through regardless of how Switzerland fare against Portugal.

Kick-off is at 5pm BST and the game is being shown on Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.

Use a VPN to watch a Croatia U21 v England U21 live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal, buffering stream that makes you miss another Jose Mourinho tantrum. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below). 

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