England manager Gareth Southgate has said the 1/8 final match against Germany on Tuesday at Wembley is an opportunity for his team to write history.
Southgate hopes to lead England to the quarter-finals after managing to send it to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.
He is eager to see his players write a new chapter in the Anglo-German rivalry, some of whom are too young to remember their past meetings.
“This match is probably more valuable than a second round match. Such was Belgium-Portugal and one or two others.” said Southgate before the match.
He added: “It is a great opportunity for this team to write history and offer people memories of the England-Germany matches for the future, which are slightly different from the ones they have been flooded with in recent days, which mean absolutely nothing to them, because they were not even born.”
Germany have won all four knockout games directly against England since losing in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley.