England will face Germany within the last-16 of Euro 2020, reigniting a historic rivalry and giving Gareth Southgate a shot at vengeance.
The Germans managed to scrape by Group F with a 2-2 draw towards Hungary, regardless of being behind twice.
With France and Portugal additionally drawing, Germany end runners-up and face Group D winners England subsequent Tuesday at Wembley.
It’s nearly 25 years to the day for the reason that Three Lions had been eradicated by Germany at Euro 1996, additionally performed out at Wembley.
Southgate was the autumn man that day, lacking the essential penalty within the shootout, and that is the largest conflict possible for the England boss…
On a grander scale, the 2 nations have been fierce footballing rivals at main tournaments for many years.
West Germany had been the victims within the ultimate as England received the 1966 World Cup, because of a hat-trick from Sir Geoff Hurst, one in every of which can or might not have crossed the road.
The Germans will really feel like they had been avenged final time they met England on the largest stage, as Frank Lampard’s strike clearly crossed the road however wasn’t given within the Three Lions’ 4-1 defeat, additionally within the spherical of 16.
In between that, you’ve obtained Paul Gascoigne’s tears at Italia ’90 – when one of many greatest-ever England sides had been overwhelmed by Germany on penalties.
There’s additionally Germany’s extra-time victory over England within the quarter-finals of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico – so it’s honest to say the Germans have loved the higher of the rivalry.
However with England topping their group pretty comfortably and Germany ten minutes from elimination by the hands of Hungary, Southgate will entertain very actual desires of revenge subsequent Tuesday at Wembley.