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England vs Germany. Two famous foes, two modern footballing histories inextricably linked.

From Gazza's tears and penalty pain - Gareth Southgate knows all about succumbing on spot-kicks - to ghost goals, England's meetings with Germany always deliver drama, often court controversy and, when it comes to knockout football, usually end in defeat.

England have lost four times to Germany in major tournaments since the 1966 World Cup final.

The Germans are, in fact, unbeaten in their last seven games at Wembley and have not lost a competitive game there since the triumphant July day that still looms large in England's consciousness after decades of hurt.

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But ahead of Tuesday's last-16 tie at Euro 2020 - a game that will be the 33rd meeting between the old rivals - Southgate has told his England players to write their own history.

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"This team have put down lots of historical performances in the last couple of years, made their own history, made their own stories and this is how they should view this game," Southgate said.

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