Welcome to our preview of the England v Germany friendly match, which will take place at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 19th November. These two old rivals will be extremely keen to win this one, even though there is little at stake other than natural pride and an opportunity to try out a few fringe players.

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Previous Meetings

07-10-2000 Wembley Stadium, London England 0–1 Germany
01-09-2001 Olympic Stadium, Munich Germany 1–5 England
22-08-2007 Wembley Stadium, London England 1–2 Germany
19-11-2008 Olympic Stadium, Berlin Germany 1–2 England
27-06-2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein England 1–4 Germany

Qualifying Campaign

Both of these teams have already secured their spot in the World Cup having won their qualifying groups. Germany won nine and drew one qualifying game, scoring thirty-six goals and conceding ten. England won six and drew four qualifiers, scoring thirty-one goals and conceding four. Of the teams who played ten matches in the UEFA qualifiers, Germany scored the most goals and England conceded the equal least.

Team and Selection News

Two of Germany’s most capped players are not available for this fixture. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski, two centurions in cap terms, are both injured and thus won’t be part of Joachim Löw’s plans for this fixture. Otherwise Germany are at full strength. England have two uncapped players from Southampton in their squad, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez, who are likely to feature at some point. Other young players such as Kieran Gibbs, Andros Townsend, Ross Barkley and Jordan Henderson may also figure.


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