15 Euro 96 players are still playing, including Shearer and Campbell who came face to face on Sunday.
Euro 96 was a special time for English football and nine years later we can see just how special Terry Venables' squad was.
The vast majority of the players that took England to the semi-finals are still playing football well into their thirties, in the case of Teddy Sheringham and Les Ferdinand nearly into their forties. Clashes between Euro 96 team-mates like this Sunday's match-up at Highbury between Sol Campbell and Alan Shearer are common.
No fewer than 10 of the 22-strong squad are still in the Premiership with four more influential figures in the Championship and Nicky Barmby leading Hull City's promotion charge in League One.
Bryan Robson, who was one of England's coaches during that summer, coach during that time, says: "Improved diet and physical conditioning have helped the modern player to play longer of course but the Euro 96 group also seemed to have a particular love of the game and desire to continue at the top."
Ted Buxton, Venables' sidekick during that summer, believes we will see plenty of those players in the years to come.
"Terry and I used to say that a lot of that group would go on to make good managers and nothing has changed our minds since. Gareth Southgate, Gary Neville and Paul Ince care about the game and would do a good job. And Stuart Pearce, who has retired, will make a great manager one day."
The Euro 96 survivors
Lest we forget....Euro 96 heroes Tony Adams, Tim Flowers, Paul Gascoigne, Steve Howey, Stuart Pearce, David Platt and David Seaman no longer play.