Germany confirm inaugural Wembley fixture

December 19, 2006

The German Football Association (DFB) have confirmed their national team will take on England in a friendly international at Wembley on August 22, 2007.

Germany coach Joachim Low recently caused an uproar by announcing the match to inaugurate the new stadium before the English Football Association have confirmed the date.

Now the DFB have gone one step further to announce, via their official website, that the game will take place with a 1930 kick-off.

The new stadium is set to be completed by mid-2007 after several technical setbacks and budgetary problems.

Wembley last hosted a major football match at the end of 2000, when Germany beat England in a World Cup qualifier which triggered the resignation of Kevin Keegan as coach.