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Five historic England v Germany clashes in words and pictures

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July 30 1966, World Cup final, Wembley stadium, London

England 4 (Hurst 18, 101, 120, Peters 78) West Germany 2 (Haller 12, Weber 89) - after extra-time Geoff Hurst wrote himself into footballing folklore by becoming the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final as England lifted the Jules Rimet

July 30 1966, World Cup final, Wembley stadium, London

Hurst's second goal in the 101st minute has been the subject of hot debate after it bounced on the line, but was given by the Soviet linesman. But Hurst put the game beyond Germany's reach by scoring his third goal on 120 minutes as BBC commentator Kenne

July 30 1966, World Cup final, Wembley stadium, London

England 4 (Hurst 18, 101, 120, Peters 78) West Germany 2 (Haller 12, Weber 89) - after extra-time The celebrations were so intense in England that the photos turned into colour!

June 14 1970, World Cup quarter-final, Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Mexico

West Germany 3 (Beckenbauer 68, Seller 82, Mueller 108) England 2 (Mullery 31, Peters 49) -- after extra-time After lifting the previous World Cup, captain Bobby Moore headed out to face the Germans again. The Germans avenged their Wembley defeat by comi

June 14 1970, World Cup quarter-final, Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Mexico

West Germany 3 (Beckenbauer 68, Seller 82, Mueller 108) England 2 (Mullery 31, Peters 49) -- after extra-time The Germans avenged their Wembley defeat by coming back from two-goals down to reach the 1970 World Cup semi-finals where they lost to Italy. M

June 14 1970, World Cup quarter-final, Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Mexico

West Germany 3 (Beckenbauer 68, Seller 82, Mueller 108) England 2 (Mullery 31, Peters 49) -- after extra-time Banks's replacement Peter Bonetti allowed a Franz Beckenbauer shot to slip under his body, then Uwe Seeler levelled before Germany's goal machin

July 4 1990, World Cup semi-final, Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy

West Germany 1 (Brehme 60) England (Lineker 80) -- after extra-time. West Germany won 4-3 on penalties With an hour gone, Germany defender Andreas Brehme fired in a free kick which took a deflection off Paul Parker and looped over England goalkeeper Pete

July 4 1990, World Cup semi-final, Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy

West Germany 1 (Brehme 60) England (Lineker 80) -- after extra-time. West Germany won 4-3 on penalties There were Tears in Turin as England crashed out in the penalty shoot-out and Paul Gascoigne was left sobbing after his yellow card in extra time meant

July 4 1990, World Cup semi-final, Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy

West Germany 1 (Brehme 60) England (Lineker 80) -- after extra-time. West Germany won 4-3 on penalties After Gary Lineker's equaliser the shoot-out commenced. Both teams scored on their first three spot-kicks, but German goalkeeper Bodo Illgner saved Stu

September 1 2001, World Cup qualifier, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany

Germany 1 (Jancker 6) England 5 (Owen 12, 48, 66, Gerrard 45+3, Heskey 74) After Germany had again got the better of England on penalties in the semi-finals of Euro '96, Michael Owen became the first Englishman since Hurst to score a hat-trick as the Ger

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September 1 2001, World Cup qualifier, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany

Germany 1 (Jancker 6) England 5 (Owen 12, 48, 66, Gerrard 45+3, Heskey 74) Carsten Jancker gave Germany the lead after six minutes, but it was all England as David Beckham's free-kick was tapped home by Owen on 12 minutes before Steven Gerrard put Englan

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September 1 2001, World Cup qualifier, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany

Germany 1 (Jancker 6) England 5 (Owen 12, 48, 66, Gerrard 45+3, Heskey 74) Owen grabbed his second on 48 after a Beckham cross and wrapped up his hat-trick after Gerrard won the ball and put in a pass which Owen floated over Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kah

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June 27 2010, World Cup Round of 16, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Germany 4 (Klose 20, Podolski 32, Mueller 67, 70) England 1 (Upson 37) A youthful Germany team won a classic shoot-out in Bloemfontein in a match which generated yet more goal-line controversy. Joachim Low's side built a two-goal lead through early goal

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June 27 2010, World Cup Round of 16, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Germany 4 (Klose 20, Podolski 32, Mueller 67, 70) England 1 (Upson 37) Matthew Upson reduced the deficit before the break and 60 seconds later Frank Lampard was denied an equaliser for England amidst more goal-line controversy. His shot from the edge of

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June 27 2010, World Cup Round of 16, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Germany 4 (Klose 20, Podolski 32, Mueller 67, 70) England 1 (Upson 37) Frank Lampard, like the rest of those watching on TV were in disbelief at the decision not to allow the goal.

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June 27 2010, World Cup Round of 16, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Germany 4 (Klose 20, Podolski 32, Mueller 67, 70) England 1 (Upson 37) Germany decided the fixture in impressive style when Thomas Mueller finished off a break by Bastian Schweinsteiger on 67 minutes, then converted a chance created by Mesut Ozil three mi