Croatia captain Luka Modric says England have an “unfair advantage” at Euro 2020 because all three of their Group D games are at Wembley Stadium.
The Three Lions host Croatia at the national stadium on Sunday in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Wembley will also host England’s other two group games against Scotland on 18 June and the Czech Republic on 22 June.
“Everyone would say teams at home with a crowd, that there is a slight advantage,” Modric told the BBC.
For the first two group matches, the capacity at Wembley will be 22,500. Wembley will also host two of the last-16 ties and both semi-finals and the final.
Asked if thought England had an unfair advantage in the tournament, Real Madrid midfielder Modric added: “I think so, yes.
“It’s a shame there won’t be a lot of Croatia supporters because we always feel their presence when they are there.
“But it is how it is. We need to focus on the pitch and don’t get bothered about the environment.”
Modric helped Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow three years ago to deny Gareth Southgate’s team a place in the Word Cup final.