England’s eternal quest to bring the elusive ‘It’ home continues this evening with the toughest of their Euro 2020 fixtures so far: a pulse-quickening showdown against Germany at an increasingly full Wembley Stadium.
Memories of the Three Lions’ 1966 World Cup final triumph over West Germany are fading with multiple generations of fans yet to experience the rush of England lifting a trophy.
Instead, the majority of England fans’ memories of showpiece Germany games involve penalty-shootout defeats of the 1990s, a humbling loss to the Germans during the 2010 World Cup and post-game, ultra-defensive ‘I knew it wasn’t coming home anyway’ stiff upper lips to mask the heartache beneath.
Gareth Southgate will hope to chisel smiles on faces across the nation when the game kicks off today but he will be aware of the challenge that awaits. His team may be the only side at Euro 2020 not to concede but, even on a bad day, Germany are formidable opponents, particularly when it comes to knockout football.
Dig out your shirt, fly your flag, slap on the face paint, whack on the TV, smash open a beverage of your choosing and soak it all up live on TV. This is the next instalment of England v Germany at major tournament finals and, bluntly, there is no excuse to avoid it.
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When is England v Germany on TV?
England v Germany will take place today, Tuesday 29th June 2021.
What time is kick-off?
England v Germany will kick off at 5pm.
Games throughout the knockout stage will kick off at 5pm and 8pm in UK time, while the semi-finals and final will occupy the later time slot.
What TV channel is England v Germany on?
Fans can tune in to watch the game for free on BBC One from 4:30pm.
Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.
How to live stream England v Germany online
You can also live stream the match via BBC iPlayer on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
England v Germany team news
England: Gareth Southgate has plenty of options up front and is likely to stick with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling as part of a new 3-4-3 system to curb Germany’s threat.
Kyle Walker is set to start as a third centre-back with Kieran Trippier coming in as a right wing-back. Saka is tipped to complete the front three, with Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice anchoring the midfield.
Mason Mount is back in contention following his few days in COVID-19 isolation but is expected to be on the bench alongside Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.
Germany: Jonas Hofmann (knee) and Lukas Klostermann (hamstring) are unlikely to feature here, while boss Joachim Low has a decision to make over Thomas Muller, who didn’t feature against Hungary because of a knee injury.
Serge Gnabry should start up top with Leroy Sane and Havertz off the main man. We may see Chelsea’s Werner make an appearance off the bench, while Iklay Gundogan and Toni Kroos should anchor the midfield.
England v Germany odds
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Our prediction: England v Germany
England are likely to set out in a more defensive style than many fans would like, with three central defenders at the back plus Rice and Phillips in midfield. Going forward, with Kane managing just one shot on target all tournament, much of the attacking pressure may fall on Saka and Sterling’s shoulders.
Thankfully for England, their defence is strong and Germany may struggle to break through, given form concerns of their own. The test will be on who commands that middle third and is able to dictate the tempo of the game to their team’s advantage.
At Wembley and with spirits high, England can do this but it won’t necessarily be pretty. Indeed, we could be in for a tense affair where the Three Lions finally put their German hoodoo to bed in extra time.
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