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Rio Ferdinand says Gareth Southgate left England's only player who "unlocked things" out of XI

Rio Ferdinand believes Gareth Southgate left England’s only player who can ‘unlock things’ out of his XI to face Croatia.Southgate sprung more than a few surprises with his team selection, including the decision to start Kieran Trippier at left-back.But the Three Lions boss received most criticism for not starting Jack Grealish in one of the three available forward positions.The Aston Villa star had to be content with a place on the bench as Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling took up positions behind Harry Kane. Ferdinand didn’t necessarily disagree with Southgate’s team selection, but he did question the decision not to utilise Grealish from the start.

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