England v Germany – Match Preview

England face Germany on Tuesday evening in the last 16 at Wembley for a place in the quarter finals.

The Euro 2020 encounter comes 25 years after Germany beat England on penalties in the semi finals of Euro 96. The player that missed the deciding penalty for England – the current England manager Gareth Southgate.

When is the match?

Tuesday 29th June, 5pm BST

Where is the match?

Wembley Stadium, London

Where can I watch the match?

BBC One

Previous Meetings

England and Germany have faced each other 32 times and they both have the exact same record with nothing to split the two sides. They both have won 13 games. England have the slight edge in goals scored, 51 to 42.

The only other Euro fixtures between the sides came in the 1972 quarter-finals. West Germany won the first leg 3-1 at Wembley. The second leg was goalless. West Germany went onto lift the trophy for the first time.

The most significant meeting was the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick as England won 4-2 after Extra Time. Four years later, in the World Cup quarter-finals, West Germany came from two goals down to win 3-2 after extra time. Another game that went the distance was the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Turin which Germany won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

More recently, the last time that Germany and England faced each other in a competitive fixture was back in the 2010 World Cup – a resounding 4-1 victory for the Germans. Thomas Muller scored twice.

The two sides have since played four friendlies. Germany have won two and England won one of them. The most recent was a 0-0 draw in November 2017 when Jordan Pickford made his England debut. The first meeting between Southgate and Low came eight months earlier, when Germany won 1-0 in Dortmund.

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Jordan Pickford in action against Czech Republic – https://twitter.com/iF2is/status/1407421418875363334/photo/1

There have been some iconic encounters between the two sides and they have both beaten each other in tournaments. However, none of the previous encounters will make the slightest difference to this match or to the players.

Team News

Phil Foden will miss England’s next match if he is booked and England win. Every England player is fit and training. However, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are training individually, as they are isolating, after being a close contact of Billy Gilmour. However, both players have tested negative for Covid-19.

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Phil Foden – https://twitter.com/iF2is/status/1407407002658217986/photo/1

For Germany, Ginter, Gundogan, Havertz, Kimmich and Sane will all miss their next game if they are booked and Germany win. Lukas Klostermann remains sidelined with a thigh issue, and Jonas Hofmann is fit and available for selection after shaking off a knee problem.

Form

England finished top of Group D with 7 points from 3 games, after beating Croatia and Czech Republic 1-0 and drawing 0-0 with Scotland. So far in the tournament, England are 21st for shots (7 per game), shots on target (2) and chances created. However, they are second for big chances created and the number of times they have hit the woodwork. Defensively, they are the only team who are yet to concede a goal in the competition.

Germany, finished second in Group F, after losing 1-0 to World Champions, France, beating the Portugal, the European Champions, 4-2 and drawing with Hungary. They conceded the first goal in all three games.

England have won five and drawn one of their last six games. They have kept clean sheets in 8 of their last 9 games. Germany have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.

Germany won seven of their eight qualifiers, only losing to The Netherlands.

Match Facts

  • Jude Bellingham became the youngest player to play at a European Championship when he came on against Croatia. However, six days later, he lost the record to Poland’s Kacper Kozlowski when he came on against Spain. However, Bellingham is still the youngest player to play for England at a major tournament.
  • England have won all 12 internationals when Raheem Sterling has scored. He has the best 100% win rate when scoring in England history. He overtook Martin Chivers after the Croatia game. He now has 16 goals in 64 internationals, including 14 in his last 19.
  • England’s opener against Croatia was the first tournament game where there were no Liverpool or Manchester United players in the starting lineup since Euro 92.
  • England have played 14 games at Wembley in major tournaments and have never lost.
  • England’s record on terrestrial TV since the 1998 World Cup is: BBC – W15, D3, L4. ITV – W5, D12, L8. England v Germany is on BBC One.
  • England are the only team who are yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020. The only other time they didn’t concede in a group stage at a tournament was in 1966. England have kept clean sheets in their last nine Euro matches, qualifiers and tournament games combined,
  • England have won 11 of their last 13 matches at Wembley and have lost only two of their last 25 matches at Wembley (W18, D5, L2).
  • England’s record in nine competitive penalty shoot-outs is W3 L6. England have lost 3 successive penalty shoot-outs in The Euros – against Germany in 1996, against Portugal in 2004 and against Italy in 2012.
  • England only scored two goals in their three Group D matches. They actually scored the most goals in the group stage without progressing (five) in Euro 2000 under Kevin Keegan.
  • England’s record in knockout games since 1966 is 8 wins and 13 defeats (4 semi final eliminations, 6 quarter finals, 3 last 16).
  • Germany are appearing at their 13th successive Euros and have won the competition in 1972, 1980 and 1996.
  • Germany last missed out on the semi finals in 2004.
  • Germany have never lost in the last 16 of a major tournament
  • This Germany’s 26th successive appearance at a major tournament.
  • Germany’s record against England at Wembley is W6 D2 L4. Germany are unbeaten in their last seven matches at Wembley (W5, D2). They have not lost since goals from Colin Bell and Malcolm Macdonald gave England a 2-0 win in a March 1975 friendly. Their last competitive defeat at Wembley was the 1966 World Cup final.
  • Germany have won their last six penalty shoot-outs, only losing their first.

The winners of this heavyweight clash will travel to Rome to take on Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals on 3rd July.

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