England are in the last-16 of the Euro 2020 competition, and they face former World Champions Germany on Tuesday June 29. This match is labeled as a final before the final.
The English are ready to leave a mark on the world, as the manager Gareth Southgate is hopeful his team can make a difference by qualifying to the Quarter Finals.
The last time the English team got into the last eight in a competition, was in Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, thus they want a rehash of that, and even go past that.
The English team are aiming to get a first significant tournament knockout-stage win over Germany since 1966 when they take on Joachim Low’s stance before a 40,000-in number Wembley crowd.
Germany have won each of the four knockout matches between the teams since losing the 1966 World Cup last at Wembley.
Those successes include penalty shootout wins at the 1990 World Cup and Euro ’96, or more the dubious 4-1 last-16 victory at the 2010 World Cup when the game’s officials failed to spot Frank Lampard’s shot going too far- beyond the line.
Gareth Southgate took over from Sam Allardyce in 2016, but while Football Association CEO Mark Bullingham said earlier this week he will receive a new deal regardless of Tuesday’s result, the 50-year-old insists his only focus is extending England’s involvement in the tournament.