<b> Luka Modric: </b> The diminutive midfielder once again showed what a fantastic player he is, exhibiting his full range of passing with unnerving accuracy. Created Croatia's best chance of the game with sublime ball from the outside of his right foot. 7

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The DVD of the match between England's Group D opponents will give clues to Roy Hodgson. What will England have learnt about next opponents Sweden and Ukraine?

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