ZLATKO DALIC has backed his Croatia side to go toe-to-toe with Group D favourites England when they kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley.

England and Croatia meet in London on Sunday afternoon in what could be a key clash in determining who finishes top of the table in the coming days.

Scotland and the Czech Republic - who play each other at Hampden on Monday - are also in a competitive section this summer.

Gareth Southgate's side lost to Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup three years ago and they will face a stiff test on home soil this time out.

Dalic said: "We have a quality team and a lot of good players and I think we have chosen the best tactics for [the game] and what is best against them.

"We have put together a team that is powerful and potent and aggressive in my opinion.

"We are aware that the danger is coming from all sides because we are playing a strong national team.

"It is important that we try to apply our style of play, of course we will not come here just to defend ourselves.

"The start is very important and we want to start well, I expect a difficult game."