BBC Sport - 1990 World Cup: England v Germany - semi-final preview
England players preview semi-final
- From the section 2014 Fifa World Cup
England players Chris Waddle, David Platt and Peter Shilton look ahead to their World Cup semi-final against Germany in Turin.
Germany beat Czechoslovakia 1-0 in the quarter-finals, courtesy of a Lothar Matthäus penalty. England needed extra time to overcome their quarter-final opponents Cameroon, after the game finished 2-2 at full time. Gary Lineker slotted home from the penalty spot in the 105th minute to secure a 3-2 victory.
David Platt admits the Germans are a "very good team" but insists that England are just as strong, saying they will not be "relishing playing us".