GERMANY and England contested their first full international in May 1930 – the game ended 3-3. Germany would not beat England until 1968. Up to then England had won eight games on the bounce. 1968 was a watershed moment. Germany would go on to contest five World Cup finals (two wins) and 6 European Championships finals (three wins). In that time, England have had two semi-final defeats to… Well, you know who to.
But it is not all grim for England. Since 1968, England and Germany have met in either the European Championship or World Cup on nine occasions. Germany have won five times (twice on penalties). England have won twice. And there have been two draws.