A great fixture between two decorated nations will be played on Monday night
This is a well-known international rivalry, and England has been unlucky in previous meetings. They have always come up short against Germany, but their knockout stage victory at Euro 2021 changed the course of their narrative, as it was the first time they defeated Germany in a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup final.
But England are in a predicament after failing to win a single Nations League game and being thrashed 4-0 at home by Hungary in their last match. Southgate has also been chastised for his conservative approach to style. But how things play out against Germany remains to be seen.
On the other hand, Germany is doing agreeably in their quest for the World Cup, and new Manager Hansi Flick has given the team a different element. Germany may not be the favourites for the World Cup, but they will be a major threat this time, and the match against England will be a perfect opportunity to test their quality before the big competition.
England vs Germany: Last five matches
7 June 2022: Germany 1-1 England (Nations League)
29 June 2021: England 2-0 Germany (Euro 2020)
10 November 2017: England 0-0 Germany (International friendly)
22 March 2017: Germany 1- England (International friendly)
26 March 2016: Germany 2-3 England (International Friendly)
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