England vs Germany LIVE: Confirmed team news and updates from Euro 2020 clash at Wembley


3.25pm: This will be Joachim Low’s final tournament as Germany boss after 15 years in the job.

The World Cup-winning coach is wary of England’s attacking talent even though they have only scored twice in three games so far and said: “The English side, we have to say, we have to admit they maybe weren’t so present at the top of world football.

“But in the near past, they have improved a lot. Also under the leadership of Gareth Southgate — in 2018, for example. They have great individual qualities, they are a great team, they’re defending very well and in attack.

“Look at Harry Kane at the level that he plays. He can score goals out of every situation. These are his skills, his qualities. He has all of them. He is both footed, is very good in the air. He can protect the ball very well.

“Of course we have to be focused. But England have also Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Mason Mount maybe. So they have a lot of strong offensive players, attacking players with Jadon Sancho as well and Marcus Rashford.

“All these young talents, they’re so fast. They like to enter duels, so their attack is a real threat.”

3.15pm: Ahead of the game, Southgate admitted he’ll never be able to fully atone for the pain of that penalty miss, but hoped that his players would write their own history at the new Wembley tonight.

“I can’t give closure to what happened in the past. I can’t give closure to the team-mates I played with,” he said.

“Okay, I have an opportunity to do something now, but the team-mates I played with are the ones I think about the most for that fixture.

“I can’t give closure to them and that is something I have to accept.

“So I would not want to be claiming I can heal everything for everybody else because that just would not be the case.”

3pm: Welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of England vs Germany in the Euro 2020 last 16. It’s an iconic rivalry and an international clash steeped in history, with many titanic encounters in major tournaments down the years.

Germany currently edge the head-to-head record with 15 wins to England’s 13, with 42 matches drawn.

The last meeting in a major tournament saw Germany defeat England 4-1 at the 2010 World Cup. Prior to that, England defeated Germany 1-0 in the group stages of Euro 2000.

England won the 1966 World Cup by defeating West Germany at the old Wembley, while the Three Lions agonisingly lost out in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals of Italia 90.

Then the old Wembley also saw Germany edge past England in an epic semi-final shootout at Euro 96 where Gareth Southgate’s crucial penalty was saved by Andreas Kopke.



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