Excitement reached fever pitch as buoyant England football fans limbered up to roar their team to Euro 2020 glory ahead of their last-16 showdown with Germany at Wembley.
Not everyone was able to watch the match, however, as a vehicle fire on the M62 in Greater Manchester on Tuesday afternoon resulted in gridlock and delays of at least two hours.
Southgate played four across the back in all three group games but altered systems to match up with Germany as Kieran Trippier came into the side at right wing-back, replacing Jack Grealish – who dropped to the bench.
England shifted to a three-man defence as Gareth Southgate looked to mastermind a route past Germany in their Euro 2020 last-16 clash at Wembley.
The Three Lions have not won a knockout tie at a European Championship since beating Spain here on penalties in the quarter-final of Euro 96 but will be hoping to address that bad run.