Germany vs England live: Latest as Three Lions seal stunning comeback victory thanks to Eric Dier winner

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England beat their rivals Germany 3-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin as they ramped up their preparations for Euro 2016 in the summer, with just four matches remaining before their opening group game against Russia. Follow the latest news here.

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Live Updates

PREDICT TONIGHT'S RESULT!
Our coverage starts from 18:45 this evening, but until then, here's everything you need to know ahead of the match!

LAST FIVE MATCHES
England
England 2 France 0 (17/11/2015)
Spain 2 England 0 (13/11/2015)
England 2 Estonia 0 (09/10/2015)

Germany
France 2 Germany 0 (13/11/2015)
Germany 2 Georgia 1 (11/10/2015)
Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 (08/10/2015)
Scotland 2 Germany 3 (07/09/2015)
Germany 3 Poland 1 (04/09/2015)

PRE-MATCH TALK

England manager Hodgson: "Obviously it’s very disappointing for [Hart] and [Sterling] to suffer injuries which will rule them out of our games against Germany and Holland.

"They are important players in our squad and I wish them a speedy recovery. [Heaton] has been with us on several occasions and I am welcoming him back into the fold."


Germany coach Low: "After the disappointment of an early exit at the World Cup, the team has developed well.

"England have undergone a lot of change and are playing dynamic and successful football with lots of young players under Roy Hodgson. They are very consistent and clinical.

"Ten matches, ten wins, 31 goals and only three conceded – that record in their European Championship qualification group says everything about the strength of the team."
Good evening everybody. I trust that your Easter is going swimmingly and thanks for joining us for tonight's game.

England take on 'the old enemy' Germany tonight and all signs point towards an entertaining encounter, which is not always the case for Three Lions friendlies.


ENGLAND TEAM:


No surprises here. Roy Hodgson named his team last night. Four Tottenham players feature, including debutant Danny Rose.

Henry Winter is doing his best to stoke the 'did it' or 'didn't it' cross the line conundrum...


GERMANY TEAM


Two Premier League based players make the cut for the hosts.

Emre Can starts at right back, which is exactly where Brendan Rodgers was criticised for playing him at Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil has been given the nod in a midfield three alongside Thomas Muller and Marco Reus.
A quick update for you from the Young Lions, who are already underway in Switzerland.





England's line up has a very Spurs feel to it this evening, which is testament to how well the boys from White Hart Lane have been doing this season.

And for all the Roy Hodgson bashing about picking players on form - Gary Cahill is probably the only member of tonight's line up who you could say isn't playing particularly well at the moment.


Dele Alli has been singled out for special mention by Hodgson. The 19-year-old wasn't even expected to play regularly for Spurs this season and now he's almost assured of a place on the plane this summer.

Hodgson: "I'm impressed with the way Dele has been all season.

"Whenever you have a player who is that young, and you recognise the talent despite the fact he is only 19, it is a bold decision to put him in the squad and play him.

"But myself, Gary Neville and Ray Lewington are all convinced he has the capacity and ability to play so we took the chance and have been rewarded."

"He could do anything in that midfield position. He could be box-to-box, a number 10 or a number 6. He has genuine all-round ability.

"He can challenge, run, fight for the ball, see a pass and score a goal.

"You mention Bryan Robson and that's the player I'd like to think he can become - but he is only 19 and it is dangerous to make these comparisons. We believe in him. He wouldn't be in the team if we didn't."
What is Dele Alli's best position?
While Alli is all but certain of a trip to France this summer, plenty of the players on show tonight need to grasp their opportunity.

One such man is Eric Dier. He's excelled for Spurs this season but, according to Roy Hodgson, is still living in Jack Wilshere's shadow.


"I've been very impressed so have called him [Dier] up with Danny Drinkwater, who does a similar job for Leicester City," said the England boss.

"They're still in the shadow of Jack Wilshere, who did so well for us before his injury.

"If all three were available for the Euros, that'd be a nice headache because there might not be space for all three."
The Young Lions are one up.


Is Eric Dier still in Jack Wilshere's shadow?
Germany boss Joachim Low has assessed England progress in his pre-match comments.

"England have developed very well under Roy Hodgson - he is an experienced manager, sets up his teams very well and makes it difficult to find a way through.

"They showed this through their results in qualification, they counter attack well, and have improved in recent years.

"The result [tonight] is not the most important thing,  If I am able to learn a bit more about my players, then I will be satisfied."


England have played Germany in Berlin eight times and are yet to lose a game there.

Not a bad record that, is it?

But can you remember the last visit....
It was way back in 2008 and goals from Matthew Upson and John Terry secured a 2-1 victory for the Three Lions.


Give yourself a pat on the back if you remembered that.

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Cahill to captain England as Chelsea defender preferred to Stones

England take on Germany on Saturday at 19:45 before facing the Netherlands on Tuesday at 20:00.

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