From Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick in England’s final 1966 World Cup victory to Gerd Muller’s strike that ended their reign four years later and Frank Lampard’s goal – which was never in South Africa in 2010, this match rarely went without incident – as Gareth Southgate knows all too well. The England manager received a penalty kick in the shootout against Germany at Wembley, which ended England’s dreams for Euro 96 in the semi-finals. Revenge would be sweet.
When is England vs. Germany?
The England-Germany match takes place today, Tuesday 29 June.
What time is the kick-off?
Which TV channel is it on?
BBC1 from 4.30 p.m., and on iPlayer. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and come back to follow all the action with our live blog.
What is the news of the team?
England may have qualified for the last 16, but their plans were plunged into chaos after Scotsman Billy Gilmour tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced into self-isolation due to a potential breach of coronavirus protocols which involved speaking with the Scottish midfielder in the Wembley tunnel.
The FA have confirmed that Mount and Chilwell will have to self-isolate until June 28, so while they could be available for England’s Round of 16, it seems unlikely they will start, as they would not be at all able to prepare for the game with their teammates or work on any tactics or team form.
Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire both entered the pitch against the Czech Republic and will have had another week of training under their belt before the start of the round of 16. Maguire is expected to start against the Germans and given that the game will likely be won in midfield, Gareth Southgate could choose to throw Jordan Henderson into a three.
The other major talking point will be how Southgate integrates Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka into their XI.