England captain Harry Kane to wear rainbow armband vs Germany in show of unity

Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane is set to wear a rainbow armband for the Three Lions clash against Germany in the round of 16 match at Euro 2020 on Tuesday.

The England number nine will be be joined by opposition captain Manuel Neuer who has worn the brighly coloured armband in every Die Mannschaft match in June, as part of Pride Month.

UEFA caused controversy in Germany's previous fixture when the governing body would not permit the Allianz Arena in Munich to be lit up in rainbow colours in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

They said the display would contravene their political and religious neutrality policy.

However, UEFA are set to allow rainbow armbands without any discplinary proceedings as they stated the Germany captain was "promoting a good cause."

Neuer has worn the armband in all four of Germany's matches in June; first in the 7-1 thumping of Latvia in a warm-up game followed by their three group F Euro 2020 fixtures.

A statement from the official England Twitter account on Monday evening confirmed that Kane would stand alongside his opposite skipper in support of the LGBTQ+ movement.

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The Euro 2020 matchup between England and Germany will be the first meeting between the sides at a major tournament since 2010.

The game was made famous for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal despite the ball clearly crashing in off the underside of the bar.

A 4-1 win for Die Mannschaft sent England home from the World Cup in South Africa having been outclassed and outplayed despite the sense of bitterness.

11 years on, England have the chance for revenge on home soil with Wembley the venue for this classic fixture.

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