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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That was an absolute pleasure, they don't make them like they used to eh?

    Watch the Shearer documentary and join Jonathan Jurejko for England v Germany 1996 next week.


  2. Post update

    You can watch Alan Shearer's Euro 96 documentary this evening.

    Tune in here:

    22:45-23:45 BST, BBC One and BBC Sport website; 23:10-00:10, BBC One Wales; 23:45-00:45, BBC One Scotland & BBC One NI  

  3. 'It doesn't feel 20 years ago'

    Shearer on 96

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-England captain

    "Euro 96 does not feel like 20 years ago, but it has been great to look back at it all and remember how the momentum built and built until it felt like the whole country was behind us.

    "Things were very different when the tournament started. There had been some incidents during our Far East tour a couple of weeks earlier that saw us heavily criticised by the media - including the original 'dentist's chair' escapade in a Hong Kong nightclub.

    "So we were under pressure because of that, and also because of the expectation on us to perform well on our own patch.

    "Personally, I had something to prove. I ended up as top scorer at Euro 96 and it was the defining moment in my England career but I had not scored an international goal in 12 matches over 21 months before the tournament started.

    "However, the manager, Terry Venables, did not stop believing in me, and he was the same with every player in his squad.

    "People remember the great team spirit that England team had, and Terry's man-management skills were a big reason for that."

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    The fun doesn't stop here...

  5. 'Arise Sir Venables..."

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Jimmy Hill

    BBC Sport pundit

    "I did suggest there is a touch of luck about Mr. Venables. If he keeps going, he might get a knighthood.

    "You never know..."

    Terry Venables
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    Benny Mack: Thanks for reminding me Euro96 was 20 years ago & that I now wear the jeans I bought before the Holland match for gardening

    Mark Mason: Loving #euro96rewind can't wait for the Netherlands game, proud to be at Wembley that night and the tournament when football came home!!

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    But can they go on and beat the Dutch?

    Nick: Think we'll still be talking about this Gazza goal in 20 years time... 

    Mr Mouse: A draw should see us through against the Dutch #euro96rewind

    Adam Curry: Still think Eng can do this. Beat Holland in the next game, Spain in the 1/4s, then the Germans in the semi. Call me Uri ... 

  9. Gazza the superstar

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Jimmy Hill

    BBC Sport pundit

    "Could you believe this is the same man? He gets the ball and says, 'this is my chance to show I am a superstar.'

    "The confidence to touch it over the defender's head and hammer it past the goalkeeper as if he wasn't there. 

    "The crowd are with him. Even when he's not playing very well, if he takes a good touch you hear a murmur of applause."

    Paul Gascoigne
  10. 'A bad penalty'

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Alan Hansen

    Former Scotland and Liverpool defender

    "It's a bad penalty. He blasts it straight down the middle. Good reactions from David Seaman but it's a nice height for him."

    Gary McAllister penalty miss
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    Scotland 0-2 England

    Tournament football. Is something else.

    And guess what - EURO 2016 STARTS NEXT FRIDAY!

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    Mrs McCarthy: Love Des Lynam

    Paul Cherpeau: Love #euro96rewind England v Scotland - the football, atmosphere, commentary and punditry is tremendous. God I'm old.

    Adam Smith: Still can't watch that Gazza goal without electric shocks going up my spine #maestro.

  13. 'Jekyll and Hyde'

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Ruud Gullit

    Chelsea manager and former Netherlands captain at Wembley

    "Call the England team Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I have never seen anything like this. 

    "They made a good change with Redknapp coming in and they had 15 minutes of movement, passing the ball and all of a sudden was asking for the ball. One cross, one goal.

    "Then the penalty. It is a law in football - miss the chance, and you are in trouble. 

    "The skill that Gascoigne did was great. A really great goal."

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    SMS Message: Unfortunately I won't be phoning the box office tomorrow and buying 4 tickets for The American Adventure! Which is a shame as I was looking forward to riding The Missile again. But who cares?! England are going to win Euro 96! I've promised the kids two GameGears if we do. from Daz Cook from Derby
    Daz Cook from Derby
  15. 'Perfection'

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Alan Hansen

    Former Scotland and Liverpool defender

    "I'm disappointed for Scotland. I thought they were worthy of the draw.

    "But they couldn't have played much better - England have one of the top three goalkeepers in the world and they needed him. 

    "The Gascoigne goal was perfection. Imagination, and a great finish."

    Scotland fans
  16. As it stands

    Scotland 0-2 England

    All looking good for England all of a sudden...

    As it stansd
  17. 'Gazza rejuvenated'

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Jimmy Hill

    BBC Sport pundit

    "We quite rightly condemned England in the first half but what we want to know is what Terry Venables gave them to drink at half time? They looked a different team. 

    "The fundamental reason is putting Steve McManaman on the right. That rejuvenated Paul Gascoigne, an unfit man who had been playing no part in the game became a dynamo.

    "Where did that energy come from?"

    Paul Gascoigne
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    Russ: Whilst the crowd chants Football Coming Home, its fitting that it was that 3 Lions song was number 1 20 years ago this week

    Allie: Loved #euro96rewind . Cool seeing my heroes play again. Especially my all time idol Ally McCoist. Should have played from the start

  19. 'We'll keep fighting'

    Scotland 0-2 England

    Scotland boss Craig Brown: "It went wrong in the first 10 minutes of the second half, that was the only time we were inferior. All credit to the team for fighting back into the game and the penalty was clearly the turning point.

    "Had we scored the penalty we were the more likely to go on and win the game. England got the lift instead.

    "We'll keep fighting in this tournament and we play Switzerland on Tuesday with great endeavour." 

    Craig Brown
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    FPL Coach: Game over. Still have to beat Holland which is probably the hardest game but after that performance I'm feeling confident.

    Barry L: It is over. We gave blood, sweat, & tears. We lost. Just like I was when I was 14, I'm proud of you,

    Andy Irvine: Old wound — reopened