There was a time, of course, when England were able to get the better of the Germans when it really mattered, and there are, of course, no more important fixtures in the football calendar than the World Cup final itself.
However, in true Three Lions style, it nearly all went wrong for Alf Ramsey’s men. First, Helmut Haller failed to read the script by opening the scoring for the visitors after just 12 minutes. Then, with the home team just seconds away from victory, defender Wolfgang Weber equalised.
But with the help of an eagle-eyed Azerbaijani linesman by the name of Tofik Bakhramov, combined with the shooting boots of red-hot striker Geoff Hurst, who netted a hat-trick, in the end it was England who emerged victorious as Bobby Moore lifted the nation’s one and only World Cup.
Germany, meanwhile, have been crowned kings of the world on three occasions.