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England v Spain – the contest in pictures

The countries go head to head on Saturday night at Wembley.

England will host Spain at Wembley in the new Nations League on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks back on pictures from the two European sides’ past meetings:

Spanish goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora thwarts Everton stalwart Dixie Dean here, but England thrashed the visitors 7-1 at Highbury in December 1931 (PA)
Ronnie Clayton heads clear as England secure a 1-1 draw with Spain at Wembley in 1955 (PA)
Bobby Smith scores as England overwhelm Spain 4-2 at Wembley in October 1960 (PA)
Roger Hunt, right, heads home to seal England’s 2-0 win over Spain at Wembley in 1967 (PA)
A certain Bobby Charlton, far right, blasts into the net in England’s 1-0 win over Spain in 1968 (PA)
Tony Woodcock, left, races through to score in England’s 2-0 win in Spain in March 1980 (PA)
Terry Butcher, left, battles for a header in England’s goalless draw with hosts Spain at the 1982 World Cup (PA)
Stuart Pearce exorcises the ghosts of his Italia ’90 penalty miss by burying a spot-kick as England inch past Spain at Wembley and into the semi-finals at Euro ’96 (Sean Dempsey/PA)
Alan Smith, left, appeals against Spain defender Pablo’s challenge as England lose 1-0 in 2004 (Gareth Copley/PA)
Peter Crouch, right, misses the target as Steve McClaren’s England lose out 1-0 to Spain at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA)


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