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By Billy Lumsden
Last Updated: 11/10/18 5:00pm
This Friday’s Sky Sports Six-a-Side match-up sees Gareth Southgate’s England travel to take on Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
The last time these two sides met was in the semi-final of the World Cup – in which Croatia prevailed – only to be beaten by France in the final.
England will be searching for retribution after their exit in Russia and come into the match following a 1-0 victory over Switzerland, while the hosts are looking to make up for their last performance after enduring a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Spain.
Croatia vs England
October 12, 2018, 7:00pm
Your Elite Player choice is always a challenging decision, especially when all four players have the capability to change a game in a matter of seconds and tally up a hefty points haul as well.
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It has been quite the year for Real Madrid’s Modric. He claimed the Best UEFA Men’s Player, after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.
The Croatian also led his national team to the World Cup Final, and obtained the Golden Ball in the process, which made his 2018 one to remember.
His passing power can earn priceless Sky Sports Six-a-Side points, as well as popping up with the odd goal too, with the midfielder notching a solitary goal and assist so far in La Liga.
The Barcelona midfielder is coming into this off the back of a beautifully struck volley against Tottenham in the Champions League, contributing to his side’s 4-2 victory.
His contribution to Croatia’s success also helped him to break a world record, playing in an impressive 71 games last season – more than any other player – featuring 55 times for Barcelona and 16 times for his national team.
Rakitic possesses the ability to unlock defences and create chances for his team-mates with the passing skill he has, though he only has one assist in each of the Champions League and La Liga this year.
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The Tottenham talisman has racked up five Premier League goals this season and is well in the hunt for the Golden Boot, only trailing the current leader Eden Hazard by two.
Kane won the World Cup equivalent with the six goals he claimed at the tournament, proving his attacking prowess on the biggest stage of them all
Under Gareth Southgate, Kane has struck 14 times in just 15 starts, leading from the front as the England captain.
The frontman has created seven chances for team-mates, as well as winning 16 fouls and 12 aerial duels, recording valuable points from other areas which could be pivotal in earning you extra to rival fellow Sky Sports Six-a-Side competitors.
Sterling has hit four goals in seven appearances this season for Manchester City, the kind of form which saw him net 18 times and assist 11 goals for the Premier League champions during their record-breaking 2017/18 year.
The tricky winger does not boast the same record for England though, as he has failed to register a goal in the 17 matches he has played under Southgate, yet he can possess the ability to attain points in more niche places.
The Englishman has successfully completed 258 passes during the Premier League season, which has accumulated 129 points towards his Sky Sports Six-a-Side points haul.
With his recent string of England performances, he offers a unique option for Elite Player choices as only 8.9 per cent of Sky Sports Six-a-Side players have recruited his services, so you could be in the points if he has a stand-out performance.
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