Germany coach Joachim Low is anticipating an "incredibly dangerous" England when the two old foes go head-to-head in the last 16 of the World Cup.
England's 1-0 victory over Slovenia and Germany's own 1-0 success over Ghana on Wednesday set-up another meeting between the nations in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Despite not anticipating a meeting with England until the latter stages of the competition, Low has watched England's three group games with great interest and is expecting another monumental encounter between two European powerhouses.
"We are looking forward to taking on England, it's always special for us," he said.
"There is a great history in the World Cup between England and Germany.
"I've watched England's matches so far, they were struggling in the first two matches but that is quite normal, sometimes you only pick up speed as you go through the tournament.
"They haven't shown the best of form so far but make no mistake, this is a wonderful team.
"England have enormous experience so this team is going to be incredibly dangerous."
Meanwhile, Low believes Wayne Rooney is "ready to explode" despite the Manchester United striker drawing a blank on his three World Cup appearances in South Africa so far.
He added:"Rooney may not have been a big gun so far but he is always ready to explode.
"He is difficult to mark and control so our defence will need to watch that he doesn't score."