England played out an uneventful 0-0 stalemate with World Cup semi-final foes Croatia on Friday evening but should have claimed their first three points of the UEFA Nations League.
The Three Lions travelled to Rijeka fresh from the news of Gareth Southgate’s new contract in the eerie surroundings of an empty Stadion HNK Rijeka.
The first half was as insipid as the atmosphere, with Croatia registering the only shot on target and the match being played at training pace – both issues bound to leave group leaders Spain gleaming, no doubt.
Marcus Rashford had both of the fixture’s best chances within five minutes of each other in the second half but failed to put away either in a one-on-one position with the goalkeeper.
To add to England’s frustrations, Eric Dier hit the post and skipper Harry Kane hit the crossbar on either side of the break.
Here are the England player ratings from the frustrating goalless draw.