England v Germany - past meetings

Geoff Hurst put West Germany to the sword in 1966. Photo: PA

Both England and Germany have booked their place at next summer's World Cup finals.

The teams will play each other at Wembley on Tuesday - the first meeting of the sides since the 2010 World Cup clash in South Africa.

Here, Press Association Sport's George Pitts looks at five of the most memorable meetings between the nations.

England 4 West Germany 2 (after extra-time). World Cup, July 30, 1966:

England hit back from 1-0 down to lead through goals from Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters - only for Wolfgang Weber to take the game to extra-time. Hurst's second was controversial as it was unclear whether the whole ball had crossed the line after hitting the underside of the bar - but it was allowed and as Germany pushed forward seeking a leveller, Hurst hit them on the counter-attack with England's fourth - becoming the first man to score a World Cup final treble.

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West Germany 3 England 2 (after extra-time). World Cup, June 14, 1970:

Goals from Alan Mullery and Martin Peters put England on course for the semi-finals, until Franz Beckenbauer and Uwe Seeler drew the Germans level to take the match to extra-time. With penalties approaching, Gerd Muller scored the winning goal to give Germany a place in the semi-finals against Italy and finally get their revenge for 1966.

England 1 Germany 1 (Germany won 6-5 on penalties). European Championship, June 26, 1996:

Another example of the curse of the penalty shoot-out knocking England out of a major competition. After Alan Shearer put the host nation ahead, Germany's Stefan Kuntz equalised in the 16th minute. It came down to penalties to decide who would advance to the final against the Czech Republic. Gareth Southgate's penalty miss confirmed victory for Germany - who went on to win the final 2-1.

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England suffered a frustrating loss at the 2010 World Cup. Credit: PA

Germany 1 England 5. World Cup qualifying, September 1, 2001:

England thrashed Germany on their own turf to make a bold statement of intent ahead of the 2002 World Cup. Sven-Goran Eriksson's men went 1-0 down to Carsten Jancker's early goal - but Michael Owen got a hat-trick and Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey were also on target in Munich.

Germany 4 England 1. World Cup, June 27, 2010

England trailed 2-0 before Matthew Upson headed a goal back - then Frank Lampard's lob from outside the box hit the bar and bounced over the line - however this time the effort was not allowed to stand. Fabio Capello's side were well beaten in the end, with a second-half double from Thomas Muller making it 4-1 and eliminating the Three Lions.