Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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Germany captain Philipp Lahm will be rooting for England in tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final as he believes Italy would provide a sterner test in the semi-finals. England have never beaten Germany at a major tournament, while Italy have always prevailed in the knock-out stages, and Lahm would rather face England next week. "Whoever we meet, it is going to be a footballing classic," he said. "What more could you want than to meet such an opponent in the semi-final? "I think Italy are a bit stronger, cleverer and tactically well-schooled and they are harder to beat. "England have their class and they have changed their game a little to be more defensive now and it is not so easy to face either of them. "I am looking forward to a classic. One thing is for sure, we are going to have to work hard to get through and we cannot presume we have won. "But our overall aim is to win this tournament." Germany have fond memories of their last ga...
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