The Three Lions won Group D to set up a last-16 tie against the runners-up of Group F – the so-called ‘group of death’ featuring France, Portugal, Germany and Hungary.
In a frantic finale to Group F, Germany who were minutes from crashing out – salvaged a 2-2 draw against Hungary to book themselves a knockout spot.
That result means England and Germany will face off at Wembley in a repeat of the Euro ‘96 semi-final, which the Germans won via a penalty shootout before going on to win the competition.
Gareth Southgate of all people will want to exorcise those demons given it was his missed penalty which cost England, while this could be Joachim Low’s final game as Germany boss as he prepares to step down after the tournament.
Date, kick-off time and venue
England vs Germany is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
The match will be held at Wembey Stadium.
Where to watch England vs Germany
TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.
England vs Germany team news
Southgate restored Harry Maguire to his team for the win over the Czech Republic, and he looks set to stay alongside John Stones.
As things stand, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will be unavailable given they are currently self-isolating after coming nto contact with Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for Covid-19 after the England vs Scotland game.
However, that situation could develop, and Mount would likely start were he available.
Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish impressed after being handed starts against the Czechs, so Southgate will be under pressure to keep both in his lineup against Germany.
Given the game could likely be won in midfield, Southgate may opt to play Jordan Henderson in a three.
Phil Foden was rested for the Czech draw given he would have been suspended had he picked up another booking, and may have to settle for a bench role on Tuesday.
Thomas Muller failed to recover from a knee injury for Germany’s draw with Hungary, and the fact that he was not even brought off the bench when Low was chasing the game suggests he may be some way off match fitness.
Neither team has any suspended players.
England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Henderson, Sterling, Kane, Grealish
Germany XI: Neuer, Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger, Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens, Havertz, Sane, Gnabry
England vs Germany prediction
Joachim Low has promised that we will see a ‘different’ Germany in the knockouts, but they will have to step things up against England.
The Germans put four past Portugal in thrilling fashion, but shipped five goals during the group stages – and England are yet to concede this summer.
It should be a tight game at Wembley, and England will be slught favourites given their defensive record – but mentality may prove the decisive factor, and Low’s squad has bags of it.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The most famous match between the nations was, of course, the 1966 World Cup Final, which England won 4-2 thanks to a Geoff Hurst hat-trick.
Since then, England suffered Euro ‘96 heartbreak as Germany beat them in a penalty shootout at Wembley – with Southgate missing the vital spot-kick – before going on to lift the trophy that summer.
England fans still vividly remember the 5-1 World Cup qualiying win in Munich in 2001, but the last time these two teams met at a tournament, Germany drubbed the Three Lions 4-1 in the round-of-16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa… and again went on to lift the trophy.
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