Popp double fires Germany past France to set up Wembley final with England

England against Germany in a European Championship final at a sold-out Wembley. Loved, hated, it is a tie that draws the attention of the host nation like no other, in any sport, in any arena.

Despite an at times scintillating display from France, who came from behind for the first time at the Euros, two goals from Alex Popp earned Germany a semi-final win over the French to pit England against the eight-time champions on Sunday night and confirm a narrative that felt inevitable from the moment England and Germany topped their respective groups unbeaten.

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