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Croatia v Wales: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Ryan Giggs speaks ... and it’s fairly clear he wants to play a possession-based game. “The conditions are going to play a part. It’s hot, so we need to keep the ball. But we must recognise we’re away from home, so we need to be solid. At times, dig in. But we want to keep the ball too. We’ve got players who can hurt any opposition, so we want to get the ball to them as quickly as possible. Obviously if you’re not keeping the ball, and you’re constantly running about, it’s going to affect you more than if you keep the ball and you get your rest when you have the ball. So a big emphasis on that. It’s not going to be easy, it’s good that we have water breaks, that’ll help. But it’s the same for both teams. We’re ready, we’ve had good preparations, and we’re up for the challenge.”

Daniel James, on his way from Swansea City to Manchester United, starts after scoring the winner on his competitive debut against Slovakia in March. Wales make one change from that match, Will Vaulks coming in for David Brooks.

Croatia made three changes from the team that went down 2-1 in Hungary three months ago. Ivan Rakitic and Ante Rebic are injured, while goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic drops to the bench; Dominik Livakovic, Mateo Kovacic and Josip Brekalo take their places.

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