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England’s thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia from Euro 2004 to be shown in full at 3pm TODAY

ENGLAND'S 4-2 thumping of Croatia at Euro 2004 will be replayed in FULL on the BBC at 3pm today.

Two goals from Wayne Rooney and one each from Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard saw the Three Lions reach the knockout stages of the Euros on foreign soil for the first time ever.

The win had fans dreaming of a Euro 96 repeat and supporters across the land can relive the action on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport online and on the red button this afternoon.

England's dreams were eventually shattered when Sven Goran Eriksson's men were knocked out by Portugal on penalties in the quarter-final after Wayne Rooney was subbed off early in the game with a broken metatarsal.

Rooney later said he believes England would have won the tournament if he had stayed fit.

The fresh-faced 18-year-old dared to have the nation dreaming after lighting up the tournament with four goals.

His opening strike against Switzerland also ensured he became the youngest goalscorer in European final history.

But with Roo in the form of his life and England 1-0 up against Portugal in the quarter-finals, the broken metatarsal cruelly ended his tournament in the 27th minute of the contest.

England went on to lose on penalties and the wait to win their second major tournament continued.

Speaking in 2018, Rooney said: "The only time I really looked back was when I stopped playing, when you start looking at different situations, different games, what you can do better.

"I think overall it was good, getting records was the highlight of it, but then you look back in disappointment in the main areas of it, in the tournaments.

"Euro 2004 was good; I still believe the form I was in, the confidence I had, if I'd stayed fit I believe we would have won it."

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