England will face Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka on October 12, as the World Cup finalists complete a stadium ban handed down after having a swastika on their pitch in 2015.

» Joe Root was “gutted” for Olly Stone as his role in England’s tour of the West Indies was cut short by injury. Scans revealed Stone has sustained a bone stress injury to his lower back and will fly home from the Caribbean.

3 Joe Root was speaking after his side’s first warm-up game “I’m gutted for him as he’s worked extremely hard to get in this squad,” Root said. “He did some really good work in Sri Lanka to push his case really hard. “He was doing exactly the same here so it is a massive blow for him personally and for the team as well. I’m sure we will see plenty more of him in the future.” 3 Stuart Broad took a hat-trick during the game While a fuller prognosis will not be forthcoming until further assessment back home, it is a disappointing development for the 25-year-old who has endured severe fitness setbacks in his career and had been eyeing a Test debut in the Caribbean after going unused throughout the tour of Sri Lanka. Continuar leyendo «England will face Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka on October 12, as the World Cup finalists complete a stadium ban handed down after having a swastika on their pitch in 2015.»