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A look at how England and Germany have fared in major competitions

A look at how England and Germany have fared in major competitions
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The two sides' head-to-head record is remarkably equal.

England will face old foes Germany in the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at their past record.

Head to head

How England and Germany compare
How England and Germany compare (PA graphic)

Despite England's history of major tournament exits to their long-time rivals, the two sides' head-to-head record is remarkably equal.

Thirty-two previous meetings in all competitions, including friendlies, have brought 13 wins apiece with six draws.

Restricting the sample to major tournaments makes it four wins to three in Germany's favour across World Cups, European Championships and qualifying for each event. The four remaining games were drawn, though that includes Germany's penalty shoot-out wins in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup and via current England coach Gareth Southgate's miss at Euro 96.

The most recent competitive meeting came at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Germany winning 4-1 as aggrieved England fans pointed to Frank Lampard's would-be equaliser at 2-1 being wrongly chalked off despite comfortably crossing the line.

European Championship record

Germany lift the trophy at Euro 96
Euro 96 was one of three wins for Germany in the competition's history (PA)

Germany's record in their 12 previous European Championship appearances has a remarkable symmetry to it.

They have won the tournament on three occasions, in 1972, 1980 and 1996, and reached three more finals and three semi-finals, with three group-stage eliminations to complete the pattern.

England's best performances saw them reach the semi-finals in 1968 – losing to Yugoslavia before beating the Soviet Union in the third-placed play-off – and in the aforementioned 1996 tournament on home soil.

They reached the quarter-finals in 2004 and 2012 and this same last-16 stage in 2016, the only previous tournament under the current format, with their other four finals appearances ending at the group stage.

Major trophies

Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy in 2014
Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy in 2014 (Mike Egerton/PA)

In addition to their three European Championships, Germany's shirts sport four stars above their crest to represent their World Cup wins in 1954, 1974, 1990 – all as West Germany – and 2014.

The 2017 Confederations Cup completes an impressive trophy haul on the big stage, with four World Cup runner-up finishes and four third places to boot.

England can point to only the 1966 World Cup at senior level – though a repeat of that 4-2 win against the same opposition would have fans dreaming of further glory and an end to '55 years of hurt'.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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