Yesterday's draw for Euro 2004 placed England in Group B alongside the holders France, Croatia and Switzerland.
Yesterday's draw from Lisbon for next summer's European Championship finals in Portugal placed England in Group B alongside the holders France, Croatia and Switzerland.
TheFA.com is here to analyse those three nations, who stand between the Three Lions and a place in the quarter-finals.
21 June 2004, Estadio Da Luz, Lisbon
Euro 2004 qualification form guide: Group Eight runners-up behind Bulgaria, but ahead of Belgium, Estonia and Andorra; P8 W5 D1 L2 F12 A4 Pts16
Top scorers in qualifying: Dado Prao (2), Milan Rapaic (2) and Dario `imic (2)
Coach: Otto Baric
European Championship history: Like Switzerland, Euro 2004 will be only the Croatians' second-ever appearance at the finals of the European Championships, having qualified for Euro 96, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Germany at the quarter-finals.
FIFA world ranking: 20
One to watch: Dado Prao The Monaco striker was the man who effectively got Croatia to next summer's finals, scoring in both legs of his countries' 2-1 aggregate play-off win over Balkan rivals Slovenia, making it seven in four matches for the forward who is currently enjoying a purple patch in front of goal for both club and country.
Reaction: "It is a very tough group. There are at least two teams better than us in England and France who are among the best sides in Europe." (Baric)
Last played England: In a friendly three months ago at Portman Road, the match ending in a 3-1 win for the home side thanks to strikes from Beckham (pen), Michael Owen and Frank Lampard, with Ivica Mornar netting a consolation for the visitors.
Most recent European Championship meeting: Have never faced each other in the finals of any major tournament.
Did you know? The Croatians kept six clean sheets in their eight qualifying matches, but struggled for goals, with no one player registering more than two in total during the entire campaign.