England is going to take on Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Tuesday evening.
The two old rivals are set to meet for the first time after the 2010 World Cup. That time they met in the quarter-final for the last time.
England topped Group D after opening with a win over Croatia. After they drew with Scotland in their second match. The Three Lions then secured their top spot with the win over the Czech Republic. That was in the final group stage game. Germany finished second in the dangerous Group F.
They were behind France but ahead of Portugal. They lost to the world champions first up before thrashing Portugal in Munich. They twice went behind against group minnows Hungary before a late Leon Goretzka goal finally earned a draw and passage to the knockout phase.
Here’s everything you need to know about the last-16 game:
When is the game?
The match takes place on Tuesday 29 June at Wembley Stadium.
The kick-off is 9.30 pm.
What TV channel is it on?
The match will be broadcast live on Sony Six, Sony Ten 2.
You will also be able to stream it live on the Jio Tv, Sony LIV.
What is the team news?
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell represent the biggest selection headache for England boss Gareth Southgate. The pair have been in isolation for 10 days following an “interaction” with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour. Elsewhere, Southgate has a clean bill of health and a full squad to choose from. Defender Harry Maguire came through against the Czech Republic unscathed. Midfielder Jordan Henderson was out of action for his club side Liverpool since February. Also, he got some valuable minutes under his belt in the last Group D game.
Southgate’s main decision appears to be whether he sticks with the back four that has proved successful. Attacking midfielders Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka are both pushing to keep their places. Phil Foden, on a booking and rested last time out, could come back in, however.
Germany is still without defender Lukas Klostermann with a long-term thigh issue but Thomas Muller is set to return from the start after only being fit enough to come on as a substitute against Hungary.
The scorer of the winner in the Group F finale, Leon Goretzka, is pushing to start in midfield and could replace Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan alongside Toni Kroos. Versatile Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is set to continue at wing-back with the impressive Robin Gosens on the other flank. Top scorer Kai Havertz will start upfront with Serge Gnabry likely to return alongside him in place of Leroy Sane.
England: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Saka, Kane, Sterling
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Goretzka, Kroos, Gosens; Muller, Havertz, Gnabry
What is the head-to-head record?
The two countries have a long footballing rivalry. In 1966, England met West Germany in the World Cup final at Wembley. Geoff Hurst’s famous but controversial hat-trick scored in that match.
That was their first competitive meeting. Their most recent saw Germany emphatically knock England out of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Germany won 4-1 in their round-of-16 showdown which saw another goal-line controversy. That time, Frank Lampard’s strike was not given as a goal despite replays showing it hit the bar and went in.
What are the odds?
Of all the big beasts from Group F that England could have drawn, Germany was the most desirable opponent. Bar any sudden changes in approach, Jogi Low’s side will press and push forward, perhaps with enough force to break through, but will always be at risk of playing into England’s hands. If Gareth Southgate can come up with a plan to nullify Germany’s attack, his players should profit on the break. England 1-0 Germany.