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Who won Euro 96 as England take on Germany?


England have a clash against Germany coming (Picture Getty Images)

England are hoping to edge one step closer to the Euro 2020 final on Tuesday when they take on Germany in their first knockout match of the tournament.

Gareth Southgate’s squad will face the 2014 World Cup winners at Wembley, after a thrilling end to the group matches which kept them guessing as to who their opponents in the last 16 might be.

It’s not the first time England have played Germany in the Euros, having beaten them in 2000 – but there was heartbreak for them in 1996 when they faced them at Wembley Stadium, and crashed out of the tournament in a penalty shootout.

Just who did go on to win Euro 96 though? Let’s take a look back…

Who won Euro 96?

The 1996 Euros were ultimately won by Germany.

The team beat Czech Republic 2-1 in the final, which took place at Wembley Stadium.

England initially took the lead in the match after just three minutes, courtesy of a goal from Alan Shearer – but Germany equalised in the 16th minute, with the match remaining a 1-1 draw until the end of extra time.

The team ultimately lost 6-5 on penalties – with Gareth Southgate missing his crucial penalty, sending England crashing out of the tournament.

The 1996 tournament took place in England, with cities across the country including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield hosting matches.

It was also the year that the classic football anthem Three Lions was recorded – which topped the charts for two weeks around the time of the tournament.

When is England v Germany and how to watch it?

The England-Germany clash kicks off on Tuesday afternoon at 5pm,

BBC One is showing the match, with live coverage beginning from 4pm.

If you miss the game you’ll be able to catch up later on via the BBC iPlayer.

If England beat Germany on Tuesday, they will face either Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the tournament – with that match due to take place next Saturday, July 3.


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