England V Germany

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  • England team in preparation for tonight's game. Picture by: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images.

    Satellite image of Europe on Saturday 26/3/16, showing Germany under the clear skies and rain over the UK. Image by MeteoGroup/satellite images.

  • England V Germany
    26.03.2016 15:04

    Tonight England’s football team will be playing the world champions Germany in the penultimate game before the summer European Championships. The game which is being held in Germany will see the home nation as strong favourites, although several members of the regular squad such as Schweinsteiger will be missing due to injury. However, England’s squad will also be missing a few key players too, most notably Joe Hart who has a calf injury.

    After having lost each of the last two previous engagements with Germany, the English team will be keen to make amends, with new players coming through, now will be as good a time as ever to get a good win to boost moral before the summer championship.

    The English fans which have gone to the game, which is being played at Berlin's Olympiastadion at 19:45, will be happy as it will be dry and fairly mild with the day time sunshine giving way to clear periods. The gentle southerly winds will also have little effect on any high balls, perfect conditions for football.

    Here in the UK the weather conditions are less favourable as strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain continue to bombard the UK from the west, as mentioned in the previous story - Easter weekend weather. Further blustery showers are still expected tomorrow, these most frequent in the west with the best of the sunshine in the east.  However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel, as a faster clearance of rain to the north-east on Monday will lead to a largely dry end to the Easter weekend, with some sunshine likely to break through at the end of the day.

    It looks set to remain unsettled through the first half of the week, with further sunny spells and scattered showers. However, Thursday should see conditions improve as it is expected to be dry with sunny periods.

    By: John Griffiths