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England vs Germany: Euro 2020 preview

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ngland and Germany meet in a huge Euro 2020 round-of-16 clash at Wembley on Tuesday night, with a favourable route to the final awaiting the victors.

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.

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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.


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