Stefan Kuntz was in the dugout and Stuart Pearce was in the TV studio, so England's defeat to Germany on penalties in the Under-21 European Championship semifinal should have come as no surprise to anyone.
Kuntz, now Germany's U21 coach, scored the fifth and final penalty to break English hearts in the semifinal of Euro '96, while Pearce missed in the shootout defeat to West Germany at the same stage of Italia '90.
In Tychy, Nathan Redmond placed his spot-kick too close to German goalkeeper Julian...
England suffered more penalty heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond's miss sent them out of Euro Under-21 Championship in the semifinals.
Julian Pollersbeck saved the Southampton winger's spot kick as Germany won 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra time.
It was hard on the Young Lions who battled hard but it is Germany who will face Spain in Friday's final in Krakow.
Demarai Gray had cancelled out David Selke's opener before Tammy Abraham put England ahead for the first time...