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Wednesday, 26 June 1996
European Championships 1996 Finals Semi-Final, match two

Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
1-1 after ninety minutes
, 1-1 after Golden Goal extra time
Germany won 6-5 on penalties


Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 75,862;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking, also live on live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson.

England - Alan Shearer (5)
Germany - Stefan Kuntz (16)
Match Summary
Germany Squad
England Squad
Germany - Stefan Reuter (46), Andreas Moller (80)
England - Paul Gascoigne (73)
England - Alan Shearer, scores (1-0).
Germany - Thomas Hassler, scores (1-1).
England - David Platt, scores (2-1).
Germany - Thomas Strunz, scores (2-2).
England - Stuart Pearce, scores (3-2).
Germany - Stefan Reuter, scores (3-3).
England - Paul Gascoigne, scores (4-3).
Germany - Christian Ziege, scores (4-4).
England - Teddy Sheringham, scores (5-4).
Germany - Stefan Kuntz, scores (5-5).
England - Gareth Southgate, saved (5-5).
Germany - Andreas Moller, scores (5-6).
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




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Referee (blue) - Sandor Puhl
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Linesmen - Laszlo Hamar and Imre Bozoky.

Fourth official - Sandor Piller.

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Germany Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 2nd
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: Made by Adidas - White buttoned crew-neck shadow pinstriped jerseys with black Adidas trim, black/yellow collar/cuffs, black shorts with white Adidas trim, white socks with black Adidas trim.
Capt: Andreas Moller Manager: Hans-Hubert Vogts, 49 (30 December 1946), appointed 3 September 1990.
Germany Lineup
1 Kopke, Andreas 34 12 March 1962 G Eintracht Frankfurt eV   GA
2 Reuter, Stefan 29 16 October 1966 D BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund    
14 Babbel, Markus 23 8 September 1972 D FC Bayern Munchen eV    
4 Freund, Steffan, off 118th min. 26 19 January 1970 D BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund    
5 Helmer, Thomas, off 110th min. 31 21 April 1965 CD FC Bayern Munchen eV    
6 Sammer, Matthias 28 5 September 1967 DM BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund    
7 Moller, Andreas 28 2 September 1967 AM BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund    
8 Scholl, Mehmet, off 77th min. 25 16 October 1970 M FC Bayern Munchen eV    
17 Ziege, Christian 24 1 February 1972 M FC Bayern Munchen eV    
21 Eilts, Dieter 31 13 December 1964 M SV Werder Bremen von 1899 eV    
11 Kuntz, Stefan 33 30 October 1962 F Besiktas JK, Turkey    
Germany Substitutes
10 Hassler, Thomas J., on 77th min. for Scholl 30 30 May 1966 M Karlsruher SC Muhlburg-Phonix eV    
3 Bode, Marco, on 110th min. for Helmer 26 23 July 1969 M SV Werder Bremen von 1899 eV    
19 Strunz, Thomas, on 118th min. for Freund 28 25 April 1968 M FC Bayern Munchen eV    

unused substitutes:

12-Oliver Kahn, 16-Rene Schneider, 18-Jurgen Klinsmann,  20-Oliver Bierhoff, 22-Oliver Reck.
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England Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1996 Umbro away uniform - Two tone indigo striped v-neck collared jersey with white/red trim and indigo collar/cuffs, two tone indigo shorts with white/red trim, indigo socks with navy tops and two white hoops.
colour notes: Why indigo blue? It was down to a toss of a coin, which Sir Bert Millichip lost.
Capt: Tony Adams, tenth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 53 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
24th and final match, W 11 - D 12 - L 1 - F 35 - A 13, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David 32   G Arsenal FC 29 GA
17 McManaman, Stephen 24   M Liverpool FC 15 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 34   LB Nottingham Forest FC 70 5
4 Ince, Paul 28   M Internazionale Milano, Italy 23 2
5 Adams, Tony 29   CD Arsenal FC 45 4
6 Southgate, Gareth 25   CD Aston Villa FC 9 0
7 Platt, David 29   M Arsenal FC 62 27
8 Gascoigne, Paul 29   CM Rangers FC, Scotland 43 8
9 Shearer, Alan 25   F Blackburn Rovers FC 28 10
10 Sheringham, Edward 30   F Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 4
11 Anderton, Darren 24   M Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 5

unused substitutes:

13-Tim Flowers, 14-Nick Barmby, 16-Sol Campbell, 18-Les Ferdinand, 19-Phil Neville, 20-Steve Stone, 21-Robbie Fowler, 22-Ian Walker.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

The old enemy Germany - not just West, but Deutschland alles - were waiting for England in the semi-final. As if in an action replay of their 1990 World Cup encounter the game was decided by penalties after a 1-1 draw (Alan Shearer scored his fifth goal of the tournament after three minutes, a goal cancelled out by Kuntz after sixteen minutes). This time it was Gareth Southgate who missed from the spot to leave the Germans as 6-5 winners. Terry Venables had been unable to agree a new contract with the FA, and was allowed to stand down immediately after the tournament to be replaced by another former Tottenham favourite, Glenn Hoddle. Venables said at the close of his England adventure (11 wins, 11 draws and only one defeat): 'I am disappointed with the way it ended because there is nothing more heart-breaking than to go out on penalties in a semi-final. It's like getting ready to sit down at a wonderful banquet when somebody takes the chair away from under you. But I am immensely proud of the players, and they can go away with heads high. The performances against Scotland and, in particular, Holland provided exactly the football we had planned, and we gave as good as we got against Germany until the lottery of the shoot-out.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being in charge of the team, and in different circumstances it would have been nice to carry on. But that's not to be. I now hand over to Glenn, and I wish him the best of luck. He has some smashing players to work with.'

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
David Davies' FA Confidential
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author