The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will get underway on November 20th, with host nation Qatar squaring off with Ecuador in a Group A fixture.
Among the favourites to win the World Cup in Qatar are European heavyweights England and Germany. Both the European countries boast some of the best players in the world and will be eyeing the coveted title.
England are in Group B at Qatar 2022, and alongside them in that group are Wales, USA and Iran. Germany, meanwhile, are in Group E, alongside Spain, Costa Rica and Japan.
Germany and England could come head to head in the later stages of the competition should both nations progress beyond the group stage.
England vs Germany head-to-head statistics
The two European heavyweights have come head-to-head 35 times across all competitions over the years. England have beaten Germany on 14 of those occasions.
However, it’s Germany who have the superior record, having got the better of England on 15 occasions. Meanwhile, six matches between England and Germany ended in a draw.
The most recent clash between Germany and England came earlier this year. The two nations met twice in the UEFA Nations League this year. Both sides were in League A Group 3. Both England and Germany shared points on both the occasions they met in the Nations League 22/23 campaign.
England and Germany played out a 1-1 draw in the first of those two Nations League matches. In the second match, England and Germany again shared points after scoring three goals each.
England vs Germany head-to-head record
Germany and England have a long history of clashes in the FIFA World Cup. The two European heavyweights have come head to head on five occasions in FIFA’s flagship event. Germany defeated England in three of those five matches, while the Three Lions secured a win, and another match ended in a draw.
The first clash between England and Germany in a World Cup fixture came in 1966. England and West Germany squared off in the final of the 1966 World Cup, where the Three Lions registered a 4-2 win to lift the trophy.
The most recent clash between England and Germany in the World Cup was back in 2010. England and Germany faced off in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, and the latter romped to a 4-1 win over the former.
Who knocked England out of the 2010 World Cup?
Germany knocked England out of the 2010 World Cup. The two European heavyweights came head to head in the round-of-16 of the 2010 World Cup. Germany swept England 4-1 aside to progress to the next stage of the competition. England, meanwhile, had a goal scored by Frank Lampard wrongly disallowed.
Who knocked Germany out of the 2010 World Cup?
Germany’s 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals. They clashed with eventual champions Spain in the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup. Spain got the better of Germany on that occasion as the former inflicted a 1-0 defeat on the latter.
Who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain defeated the Netherlands in the final to lift the coveted trophy. Against the Netherlands, Spain scored in the extra time to become the world champions. For Spain, Andres Iniesta scored in the 116th minute of the match.