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Saturday, 17 June 2000
European Championships 2000 Finals Group A, match four

England 1 Germany 0 [0-0]
 

Stade Communal (Stade du Pays de Charleroi), Neuville, Charleroi, Wallonia, Hainaut, Belgium
Attendance: 27,700/30,000;
Kick-off: 8.45pm local, 7.45pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Trevor Brooking. Also live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley and Ron Atkinson. Delayed coverage on Eurosport - Commentator: Dave Farrar and Joe Kinnear

England - Alan Shearer (far post header in from a Beckham free-kick 53)  Match Summary
England Squad
Germany Squad
England - David Beckham (41)
Germany - Jens Jeremies (42)
, Markus Babbel (89)
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy

England

Type

Germany

Referee (charcoal) - Pierluigi Collini
40 (13 February 1960), Bolgona, FIFA-listed 1995.

Assistant Referees - Carlos Martin Nieto, Spain and Sergio Zuccolini.

Fourth Official -
Gamel Mahmoud Ahmed El Ghandour, 42 (12 June 1957), Cairo, Egypt, FIFA-listed 1993.

11.8 million watched this match on BBC One (UK), compared to 6.1 million on ITV (UK).
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England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (7 June 2000) 12th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 10th
Colours: The 1999 Umbro away uniform - Red shadow pinbanded jersey with navy collar/cuffs, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Alan Shearer, 33rd captaincy. Manager: Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE, 49 (14 February 1951), appointed as caretaker manager 2 February 1999, full-time 14 May 1999.
15th match, W 7 - D 6 - L 2 - F 23 - A 10.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 36 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 59 33 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 25 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 38 0
3 Neville, Phillip J. 23 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 28 0
4 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 25 18 September 1974 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 2
14 Ince, Paul E.C. 32 21 October 1967 CM Middlesbrough FC 52 2
6 Keown, Martin R. 33 24 July 1966 CD Arsenal FC 32 2
7 Beckham, David R.J. 25 2 May 1975 RM Manchester United FC 33 1
Beckham cautioned in the 41st minute for Retaliation after retaliating on Ulf Kirsten seconds after he is denied a free-kick.
8 Scholes, Paul, off 71st min. 25 16 November 1974 CM Manchester United FC 26 10
9 Shearer, Alan 29 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 62 29
10 Owen, Michael J., off 61st min. 20 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 21 6
17 Wise, Dennis F. 33 16 December 1966 LM Chelsea FC 18 1
England Substitutes
16 Gerrard, Steven G., on 61st min. for Owen 20 30 May 1980 DM Liverpool FC 2 0
18 Barmby, Nicholas J., on 71st min. for Scholes 26 11 February 1974 CM Everton FC 14 3

unused substitutes:

12- Gareth Southgate, 13-Nigel Martyn, 15-Gareth Barry, 19-Emile Heskey, 20-Kevin Phillips, 21-Robbie Fowler, 22-Richard Wright.
 
4-4-2 Seaman -
G Neville, Keown, Campbell, P Neville -
Beckham, Ince, Scholes
(Barmby), Wise -
Shearer, Owen
(Gerrard).

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals - -

 

Germany Team

 
Current European Champions Colours: Made by Adidas - Dark green collared v-neck jerseys with white collars/Adidas trim down sleeves and white side panel, dark green shorts with white side panels and green Adidas side trim, dark green socks with white Adidas trim.

Rank:

FIFA (7 June 2000) 6th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 14th
Capt: Oliver Kahn Manager: Erich Ribbeck, 63 (13 June 1937), appointed September 1998,
23rd match, W 10 - D 6 - L 7 - F 42 - A 28.
Germany Lineup
1 Kahn, Oliver R. 31 15 June 1969 G FC Bayern Munchen eV 26 GA
2 Babbel, Markus 27 8 September 1972 RB FC Bayern Munchen eV 51 1
Babbel cautioned in the 89th minute for Dissent.
14 Hamann, Dietmar J.W. 26 27 August 1973 CM Liverpool FC, England 26 2
16 Jeremies, Jens, off 78th min. 26 5 March 1974 CM FC Bayern Munchen eV 25 1
Jeremies cautioned in the 42nd min. for Unsporting Behaviour for fouling Paul Ince.
17 Ziege, Christian 28 1 February 1972 LM Middlesbrough FC, England 52 8
6 Nowotny, Jens D. 26 11 January 1974 LB Bayer 04 Leverkusen 21 0
7 Scholl, Mehmet 29 16 October 1970 AM FC Bayern Munchen eV 28 5
18 Deisler, Sebastian T., off 72nd min. 20 5 January 1980 RM Hertha Berliner SC von 1892 eV 5 0
9 Kirsten, Ulf, off 70th min. 34 4 December 1965 F Bayer 04 Leverkusen 50 21
10 Matthaus, Lothar H. 39 21 March 1961 CD New York/New Jersey MetroStars, United States 149 23
19 Jancker, Carsten 25 28 August 1974 F FC Bayern Munchen eV 8 3
Germany Substitutes
11 Rink, Paulo R., on 70th min. for Kirsten 27 21 February 1973
born in Brazil
F Bayer 04 Leverkusen 10 0
13 Ballack, Michael, on 72nd min. for Deisler 23 26 September 1976 M Bayer 04 Leverkusen 8 0
5 Bode, Marco, on 78th min. for Jeremies 30 23 July 1969 F SV Werder Bremen von 1899 eV 21 5

unused substitutes:

3-Marko Rehmer, 4-Thomas Linke, 8-Thomas Hassler, 12-Jens Lehmann, 15-Dariusz Wosz, 21-Carsten Ramelow, 22-Hans-Jorg Butt.
 

3-4-1-2

Kahn -
Babbel, Matthaus, Nowotny -
Deisler
(Ballack), Hamann, Jeremies (Bode), Ziege -
Scholl -
Kirsten
(Rink), Jancker.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

England finally overcame their footballing nemesis with victory over Germany in a nailbiting Euro 2000 clash in Charleroi.  Skipper Alan Shearer scored the goal that gave the English a first competitive win over their arch rivals since the 1966 World Cup final.  The victory takes England into second place in Group A and revives their chances of reaching the quarter-finals following their opening 3-2 defeat by Portugal.  And with it Kevin Keegan's team went some way to avenging a string of famous defeats by the reigning European champions - most recently on penalties in the semi-finals of Euro 96.

It may not have been a vintage performance by Keegan's men - but none of their fans will be complaining after England finally earned some luck against the Germans and clinched victory with a dogged display.

A draw against Romania next Tuesday will take England through to the last eight behind group winners Portugal.  Shearer headed what proved the winner on 53 minutes, after David Beckham's fizzing free-kick had caused chaos in the German area, eluding everyone until it found the Newcastle frontman at the far post.  The goal sparked wild celebrations among England fans, but rather than settle the team's nerves, it merely served to launch a German revival - and for the next 15 minutes David Seaman's goal lived something of a charmed life.

Carsten Jancker blazed over the bar and Mehmet Scholl dragged a shot past the post when both were in excellent positions.

And there were more heart-stopping moments to come for England fans. Ulf Kirsten's point-blank shot was somehow kept out by Seaman's legs and Jancker completely fluffed the follow-up, slicing the ball wide with the goal gaping.   Victory looked far from England's ambitions after a nervous opening 35 minutes in which Germany created what few chances there were.

But they suddenly forced their way into the contest 10 minutes before half-time, as Michael Owen's header was palmed on to the post by German keeper Oliver Kahn, who then denied Paul Scholes.

The momentum was kept up at the start of the second half, and England's most trusted offensive weapon - the Beckham set-piece - produced the breakthrough.  Keegan knew that defeat would end his team's participation in the tournament.  But for once it was England - and their inspirational captain Shearer - who were to have the last laugh.

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