Football: Former Germany and England players to renew rivalry at National Stadium

Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey (left) and Lothar Matthaus, captain of the World Cup-winning West Germany team in 1990, will go head to head in Battle Of Europe 2016 - England Masters vs Germany Masters.
Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey (left) and Lothar Matthaus, captain of the World Cup-winning West Germany team in 1990, will go head to head in Battle Of Europe 2016 - England Masters vs Germany Masters.PHOTOS: ACTION IMAGES

SINGAPORE - One of football's most famous rivalries will be renewed at the National Stadium in November when former England and Germany players go head to head in Battle Of Europe 2016 - England Masters vs Germany Masters.

The 11-a-side, 80-minute match will take place on Nov 12. It is organised by Masters Football Asia.

Former English Premier League stars Teddy Sheringham, Steve McManaman and Darren Anderton, part of the England team which lost to Germany on penalties in the Euro 1996 semi-final, will aim to get one over their arch-rivals at the 55,000-capacity venue.

Joining them are former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey and former Sheffield Wednesday defender Des Walker.

The German team is headlined by Lothar Matthaus, captain of the World Cup-winning West Germany team in 1990. He is joined by former team-mate Guido Buchwald and former German internationals Jens Nowotny and Dietmar Hamann.

Sheringham, a former Manchester United striker, said: "Representing England is always a great honour and my games with the team have all been so memorable. It's a brilliant opportunity for us to get together and play for England again, especially against such a great team like Germany. I'm really looking forward to it."

Hamann, who has been in Singapore previously to represent Liverpool in a Masters event, said: "It's always fantastic to come back here and hopefully I can be of even more advantage to the team given my previous experiences in Singapore.

"I can't wait to be on the pitch again and face off against (former Liverpool team-mate) Steve (McManaman) instead of playing alongside him at the National Stadium."

Tickets can be bought at www.mastersfootball.com and www.sportshubtix.com.