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Croatia: Southgate 'pleased' despite goalless draw01:31

Croatia: Southgate 'pleased' despite goalless draw

Croatia, Rijeka
October 13, 2018 at 00:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

England manager Gareth Southgate was "pleased" with his side's performance in Friday night's goalless draw against Croatia in Rijeka.

"The only disappointment is that we didn't take one of the chances that we had, but I'm really pleased with the way we played," Southgate told journalists at a post-match press conference.

The World Cup semi-final rematch was played in a deserted, echoing stadium as part of Croatia's punishment when a swastika was visible on a pitch before a European qualifier in 2015.

The surreal atmosphere seemed to benefit England, who were on top for large periods. Despite their dominance, the visitors missed a number of chances to win their second UEFA Nations League game.

Croatia: Southgate 'pleased' despite goalless draw01:31
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England manager Gareth Southgate was "pleased" with his side's performance in Friday night's goalless draw against Croatia in Rijeka.

"The only disappointment is that we didn't take one of the chances that we had, but I'm really pleased with the way we played," Southgate told journalists at a post-match press conference.

The World Cup semi-final rematch was played in a deserted, echoing stadium as part of Croatia's punishment when a swastika was visible on a pitch before a European qualifier in 2015.

The surreal atmosphere seemed to benefit England, who were on top for large periods. Despite their dominance, the visitors missed a number of chances to win their second UEFA Nations League game.

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