Fanteractive Game Breakdown for England @ Croatia by AndyB

FIFA

England (V) vs. Croatia (H)

Luzhniki Stadium
Moscow


Wednesday Jul 11,2018 02:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for England

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
C-  
 
Execution
C+  
 
Offensive Play
F  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
B-  
 
Player of the Match
Jordan Pickford  
 
Overall Match Quality
B  
 
Overall Game Assessment
England tanked in this one. With a set piece goal 5 minutes into the game, England forgot that you actually have to have the ability to score to advance to the finals! Their offense was anemic - they had the highest percentage of set piece goals in the tournament and that masked the fact that their offense was not very productive otherwise. They were also very soft on the day - Croatia bullied and intimidated them to the point where they just lost any stagger they might have had. England's midfield was non-existent too and taking their intimidation into account, they were lucky to get to overtime! Croatia just wanted it more and thoroughly outplayed England!
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
D  
 
Overall Preparedness
C-  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
C+  
 
In-Game Management
C  
 
Coaching Comments
Vardy should have come on sooner - they needed a spark that they did not get.
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
F  
 
Finishing
F  
 
Corner Kicks
B-  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
D  
 
Generating Pressure
F  
 
Offense Comments
Pathetic offensive display. They just did not do enough with the talent they had.
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B+  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
C+  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
C+  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
C  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B+  
 
Transition/Counterattack
C+  
 
Defense Comments
 
 
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
D  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
C-  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
B+  
 
Controlling Tempo
D  
 
Midfield Comments
This is where the game was lost!
Player Performance
No Players Records