Day 18, Match 1
Germany vs. England, Round of 16
Date and location
June 27, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Live on CBC and CBCSports.ca (9:30 a.m. ET). Consult CBC's full broadcast schedule.
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What's at stake
A spot in the quarter-finals in a match against the winner of Argentina-Mexico.
Player to watch for Germany
Miroslav Klose — The goal-poaching striker found the back of the net in Germany's 4-0 win over Australia, but he sat out the last game of the first round while serving a suspension. You can bet he's hungry to add to his impressive tally of 11 career World Cup goals at the expense of the English.
Player to watch for England
Wayne Rooney — He's one of the best strikers in the world. But let's be honest: Rooney hasn't shown up yet in South Africa. He's looked uninterested and uninspired in England's first three games. If ever his country needed him to stand up and deliver, it's right now.
Mesut Ozel vs. James Milner — Both players were the best midfield creators in the last games for their respective countries — Milner using his speed to burn the Slovenians, Ozel causing havoc for Ghans with his sublime distribution. Their teams need a repeat performance from them on Sunday.
The German perspective
"Both teams go into the game with a certain amount of respect," said Low. "This will also be the case in England, because they know that we are quite capable of beating them. There will be no fear, not from us and not from the English." — Coach Joachim Loew
The English perspective
"I thought the Germans looked good in their first match - but they are beatable and I am confident." — Forward Wayne Rooney
World Cup head-to-head
These teams have met four times at previous World Cups, with the Germans leading the series.
England won the first encounter, defeating West Germany 4-2 in extra time in the famous final of the 1966 tournament at London's Wembley Stadium.
The Germans gained a measure of revenge four years later in Mexico with a 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals. A second-round match, at Spain '82, that ended in a goal-less draw was followed by Germany's famous shootout victory of the 1990 competition held in Italy.