On 21 April, Huddersfield Town team sheet sponsor Viessmann recreated the classic football rivalry between England and Germany by organising a friendly match between its German and English installers.
The English installers were hoping to deliver the same success as the 1966 England team. Unfortunately, the German team took the honours with an emphatic 6-1 victory at Huddersfield’s PPG Canalside Training Ground.
Viessmann area business manager James Carter, who organised and played in the event, said: “The match was fought very professionally, albeit with some crunching tackles and a number of noticeable limps the next day.
“Without meaning to make excuses, the German team benefited from a stand out performance from its striker who plays football at a high level in Germany. Besides the match itself, the match was a valuable exercise in getting Viessmann installers together, sharing their on and off-pitch experiences over the whole weekend.”
Both teams stayed to watch Huddersfield Town’s Sky Bet Championship match against Fulham at the John Smith’s Stadium the next day as guests of the club.