It’s the hottest sporting ticket in Europe this weekend – Wales hosting England in a vital Euro 2012 football qualifier at the Millennium Stadium.

There will be more than £250m worth of Britain's best footballing talent on display – Rooney, Bale, Lampard, Ramsey – for the Group G tie.

It won't be the first time the Millennium Stadium has played host to some of England's biggest stars. Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney are both survivors from the previous English victory at Cardiff's iconic venue six years ago when Joe Cole's second half winning goal helped England gain qualification for the 2006 World Cup finals.

But Chelsea midfield ace Lampard and Manchester United striker Rooney have enjoyed mixed success on domestic duty when they have visited the 74,500 all-seater stadium at the heart of the Welsh capital.

Lampard picked up League Cup winner's medals as Jose Mourinho's Chelsea beat Liverpool and Arsenal in 2005 and 2007 respectively but he also lost the 2002 FA Cup final to the Gunners.

Meanwhile, Rooney was also a losing finalist to Arsene Wenger's men in the 2005 FA Cup final. But 69-cap forward Rooney came back almost a year later to be named man of the match after scoring twice for United in the 4-0 League Cup final victory over Wigan Athletic.

The duo will reappear on the Millennium Stadium turf once again to compete in the 100th international meeting between the Home Nations.

Cardiff hosted its first Anglo-Welsh clash at the Arms Park in 1896 when England romped to a 9-1 victory with Steve Bloomer scoring five goals.

Since then, there have been four more meetings at the Arms Park and Millennium Stadium between the British neighbours, culminating in the previous fixture in September 2005 when Sven Goran Eriksson brought his side to Cardiff.

Wales' combined record in Cardiff (at Ninian Park, the Arms Park and the Millennium Stadium) stands at just three wins in 29 fixtures – and you have to go back to 1955 for the last Wales win over England in Cardiff.

But there will be no better time for Gary Speed's men to create their own piece of history with a famous triumph this weekend in front of a packed house at the Millennium Stadium.