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‘Back in the former USSR’: where were you when England were knocked out of Euro 96?

Ahead of ITV’s repeat of the historic match between England and their old rivals Germany, famous faces recall the game


I was, of course, at Wembley, which is brought home any time you see a montage of Euro 96 and the cameras cut to me and Frank Skinner after the final whistle looking very pissed off. When Alan Shearer scored three minutes in, I remember the crowd manically chanting: “It’s coming home!” It was if they couldn’t chant it fast enough, their will to win was so intense. When it went to penalties, the whole atmosphere seemed doomed.

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