|Teddy Sheringham and Lothar Matthäus skippered their teams|
As such, there was a sense of Déjà vu over the last weekend when the England Masters repeated the same scoreline by defeated the Germany Masters in the Battle of Europe 2016 that took place at the iconic National Stadium of the Singapore Sports Hub.
The footballing rivalry between the two nations is a massive one, England accounted some of their biggest disappointments in any major tournament against Germany that many English supporters see the Germans as their main sporting rivals.
|Lothar Matthäus (left) in action|
Italia 90 was the start of my adoration towards both German and English football with the admiration of legends like Lothar Matthäus, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Bryan Robson.
It was definitely a mixed feeling then when both met again in the semi-finals during Euro 96 that I was torn in between to see who would I want to make it through that stage.
|Darren Anderton (left) tried to stop a German advancement|
To be able to watch those legends whom I idolized during my growing up years in live was a dream come true. It was a privilege to meet up former players like Teddy Sheringham, Steve McManaman and Darren Anderton who were part of that England squad eliminated by the Germans in the Euro 96.
And not forgetting Matthäus, who only arrived in Singapore on the match day, to renew the storied rivalry between the two at Kallang.
|Yusof (left) with former Liverpool 'keeper David James (credit: Yusof B Ibrahim)|
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