- England’s 5-1 victory was one of just two defeats in qualifying stage
- Germany manager Joachim Low insists he cares little for statistics
- Defender Mats Hummels is looking for reaction to disappointment at Euros
- Germany take on Michael O’Neill ‘s Northern Ireland in next Group C match
If Germany don’t have enough reasons to be confident of victory against Northern Ireland on Tuesday, consider this: England’s 5-1 win in Munich 15 years ago remains just their second defeat in World Cup qualifying.
Of 86 games going back to 1934, there have been 66 wins, 18 draws and those two losses — to Portugal in 1985 and to Sven Goran Eriksson’s side on that unforgettable night in 2001.
When Germany boss Joachim Low visits Russia next month to assess…