France vs. Germany : Euro 2020 live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, time, predictions
Germany vs France live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV tonight
UEFA Euro 2021 France vs. Germany odds, predictions: Live stream, TV channel, what time does it start
One of the best matchups of the Euro 2020 group stage is on Tuesday as France travel to Munich to take on Germany in Group F. It's a titanic battle between the last two nations to win a FIFA World Cup, with France as the favorite as Germany look to win one last trophy under outgoing manager Joachim Lowe. The two sides are joined in Group F with Hungary and Portugal, the latter the reigning champs of the cup.
Here's how you can watch the match and what to know:
Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Allianz Arena -- Munich, Germany
Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
France enter as the clear favorite as reigning World Cup champs, while Germany enter in an interesting time as they look to bounce back from the horrid showing in Russia in 2018. With manager Joachim Low taking part in his final tournament with this team ahead of stepping down, the Germans will be looking to start off with a bang and pull off the surprise behind their home crowd.
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Why France vs. Germany could be Euro 2020's game of the group stage
France vs. Germany is one of the most anticipated matchups of the Euro 2020 group stage, and it could well be one of the games of the tournament. So much hinges on their Group F clash given that Portugal are also in their group, with a defeat in Tuesday's game -- stream LIVE on ESPN, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+ -- potentially spelling disaster for the loser's chances of making the knockout round and getting a favorable draw.
The history of modern French football is full of chapters involving Germany, from their meeting at the 1982 World Cup, of course -- just watch this video -- to Euro 2016, when France won 2-0 in their semifinal. It's also true at the club level, from the European Cup final in 1976 at Hampden Park, and the infamous square posts, to the 2020 Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich behind closed doors in Lisbon.
On Tuesday, we will turn a new page. There is one big difference this time, though: the French are favourites. Not just favourites, actually; we are big favourites, huge favourites. We are gargantuan! Usually, it's Germany; they're known for ruthlessness, efficiency and their ability to always find a way to win when it matters. Not this time.
This time, France have that strength within them, like they showed in Russia at the 2018 World Cup. France have the best squad, the best starting XI, the best head coach, the momentum, the confidence, the swag.
What do Germany have in return, apart from a manager on his way out, the best holding midfielder in the world (Joshua Kimmich) who ends up playing at right-back, and a dodgy defence?
Let's start with the manager. I won't deny that Jogi Low has had a rough time of late as manager, and is a bit of an acquired taste. I'm sure France's Didier Deschamps is more fun on a night out, but Low has won before and he knows this is his last hurrah. That has a way of clarifying, of simplifying; he doesn't need to build the future of Germany here, he just needs a performance over seven games.
He'll keep it simple. He'll follow the script German teams have used at the club level to be successful: attack and press. The players understand the situation and will do the rest.
What will Deschamps do? Reward his favourites with places in the lineup, play four central defenders across the back and simply have Paul Pogba lumping it long for Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema to chase? Real sophisticated, that. Real modern. You might have the confidence and the swagger, but you have a fundamentally conservative and defensive coach.
The final four Euro 2020 teams will be in action this Tuesday, with Group F sides France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary all in action. This is considered to be the group of death, so every point is vital. Every goal could be too, if qualification comes down to goal difference.
The first match of the day is Hungary's clash with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, before the last two World Cup winners meet as France take on Germany.
Up first is Hungary vs Portugal at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, where over 60,000 fans are expected to be in attendance. That's more fans than are allowed in any other Euro 2020 stadium.
That game kicks off at 18:00 CEST, which is 17:00 BST for those in the UK and 12:00 EDT for those on the United States' east coast.
Euro 2020 enters match day five on Tuesday with the holders Portugal taking on Hungary at 5pm GMT and a mouthwatering clash between the favourites France and Germany following at 8pm this evening as Group F gets underway.
Elsewhere, the England squad has suffered a setback through the loss of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has been forced to drop out with a hip injury, prompting a late call up for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale. The Three Lions take on oldest rival Scotland at Wembley on Friday in their next Group D game looking to confirm their qualification for the knockout stages.
Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen - the Danish midfield maestro who suffered a cardiac arrest during his side’s match against Finland on Saturday - has sent a message from his hospital bed in Copenhagen in which he thanks fans for their support as his recovery continues and wishes his team mates well for the rest of the tournament.
Uefa has also said it is investigating a “nationalist outburst” allegedly made by Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic after he scored his side’s third goal against North Macedonia on Sunday.
UEFA Euro 2020 Germany vs France Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch on TV and Online
World Cup winners France are to face off against Germany in a Group F match at Euro 2020. Germany will be missing the Centre midfielder Leon Goretzka in the middle who is doubtful to play due to a hip injury. The French will be looking to start their campaign positively with superstars like Kylian Mbappe, who has certainly made a name for himself over the past few years. The Germans will be led by Joachim Low will step down as the German manager at the end of the tournament. (UEFA Euro 2020 Full Coverage)
With four days of European games coming to an end, the tournament can finally begin for fans of Bayern Munich as the vast majority of the team’s players are set to take the pitch in Day 5’s game between Germany and France. With the group being one of the hardest in the tournament, both teams will be looking for an early win to get their campaigns off to the right start. However, it feels like one team is significantly better prepared than the other.
Given that we’re starting things off with one of the biggest clashes of the entire Euros, it would be appropriate to dive straight into predicted lineups. Joachim Low is nothing if not predictable, and most outlets have already figured out what his starting XI will be, based on injuries and events in training.
Per reports, Leroy Sane has been dropped for Kai Havertz. The Chelsea man will line up next to Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller at the head of a 3-4-3, and the trio will be tasked with spearheading a German attack that will encounter a French defense that is 50% Bayern. Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has suggested that Timo Werner may start in Gnabry’s stead, to better exploit gaps in the French defense. While the reasoning is sound, Werner’s in the middle of a legendary funk at the moment, so it’s probably too much to rely on him in a big game vs. France.
Meanwhile, question marks hang over the German midfield. Leon Goretzka is all but ruled out for the game, while Joshua Kimmich has been moved to the right-back position for a lack of better options. That means that Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan are set to pair up in the middle of the park, which should be a good option maintain control regardless of who Deschamps chooses to oppose them.
The worry lies in their defending — a Kroos-Gundo pairing may well leave the backline exposed, which the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, or any number of French attackers will look to exploit. Even Bayern’s own Kingsley Coman may be in the mix, if he happens to be fit enough to play. This could become a critical weakness in the German setup, unless Low has something up his sleeve. For the sake of argument, let’s just assume he does.
For the defense, Joshua Kimmich and Robin Gosens are set to line up at their respective wingback positions, while Low will likely go with a back-three consisting of Mats Hummels, Matthias Ginter, and Antonio Rudiger. Manuel Neuer, as always, will be in goal — wearing the captain’s armband as usual.
World champions France get their 2021 UEFA European Championship campaign underway in Munich on Tuesday with Germany their hosts at Allianz Arena. Didier Deschamps' men are favorites to go all the way and win the tournament, but they will first have to navigate a challenging Group F with Portugal and Hungary also in in the pool.
To make matters even more complicated, Kylian Mbappe has turned Olivier Giroud's frustrations into a full-blown controversy with the Paris Saint-Germain man using Sunday's press conference to publicly discuss the topic. Les Bleus must be wary that they are not distracted by the media rumblings as Germany's squad could break out of their recent malaise at any time with Joachim Low out after this summer.
In what could well be labelled the most mouthwatering game of the group stages, the world champions open their campaign against the ever-reliable Germany.
The Germans’ stunning first round exit in Russia three years ago was a tough one for the country to take. It has led to the recalling of stalwarts Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller.