France vs Germany: live stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Müller, Karim Benzema at Euro 2020 (Tuesday June 15th)
It is a reunion of two of the superpowers of European football as France and Germany will compete in the group stage in the first round of Euro 2020. These teams met for the last time in this tournament in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, which France won 2-0. France arrive as reigning World Cup champions and have a busy frontline including Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema, with Benzema joining the national team after an extended absence following a falling out with manager Didier Deschamps. Germany, meanwhile, will be looking for a bit of revenge in this game, but come in with a lack of experience in this tournament. No active German player has scored in a European Championship match, including Thomas muller. Elsewhere for the German team Serge Gnabry and Toni Kroos should have an impact with Leon Goretzka should play after injury.
Tuesday’s game will be televised in the United States in English via ESPN and in Spanish via TUDN and Univision. If you don’t have a cable, you can watch the game for free by signing up for a free trial of fuboTV or Sling, both of which have free trials.
France vs. Germany (UEFA European Championship 2021 Group stage)
Start time: 3 p.m. EST
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More coverage via Associated Press
MUNICH (AP) – France and Germany usually go head-to-head in the late stages of major football tournaments.
Not this time.
The teams will meet for the first time in the group stage of a European Championship or World Cup on Tuesday when their Euro 2020 campaign opens in Munich.
Their last game in a major tournament was in the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Antoine Griezmann scored twice for France in the 2-0 victory over then-World Cup champions Germany at Marseilles.
Germany never really recovered, and although the French lost to Portugal in the final five years ago, they won the World Cup two years later.
Remarkably, no player in the current Germany squad has ever scored in a European Championship game. Thomas Müller, who has appeared in 11 tournament games, missed a penalty in the quarter-final victory over Italy in 2016.
The German hopes are based this time on a good start in Munich to prepare the team for success in Joachim Löw’s last tournament as coach after 15 years in charge.
Löw said Monday’s preparations at the team’s base in nearby Herzogenaurach were optimal.
“The team spirit is really great, really, very, very good. Everyone is of course very hungry for success at this European Championship and that makes me feel confident and allows me to sleep well, ”said Löw, who decided to retire after the tournament to let someone else lead the reshuffle he started after the failed German World Cup. campaign in 2018.
His former assistant, Hansi Flick, will oversee qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Löw – or “Jogi” as he is affectionately known – has said Leon Goretzka is capable of playing, but Tuesday’s game is too early for the Bayern Munich midfielder to start. Jonas Hofmann (knee) is the team’s only injury concern.
Germany will also face European champions Portugal on June 19, four days before their final Group F game against Hungary. The Germans will play all three group matches in Munich, where one of the tournament’s quarter-finals will take place on July 2.
France faces Hungary on June 19 in Budapest and remains in the city to face Portugal on June 23.
Low recalled the experienced Müller and Mats Hummels for this year’s competition and their return seems to have had the desired effect. Germany looked solid in a 1-1 draw with Denmark, then fueled with confidence with a 7-1 loss to Latvia, when seven different players scored.
However, the goal conceded could prove to be more valuable than those scored.
“These are situations, times, without paying attention, without warning,” Löw said at the time. “Our opponents are going to punish exactly that. We need to keep our focus high for 90 minutes in every situation. There is certainly room for improvement there.
from France formidable forward three from Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema – the latter recalled by Deschamps after an absence of nearly six years – will be much more likely to capitalize on German mistakes in defense.
Benzema, 33, has recovered from an injury sustained in France’s 3-0 win over Bulgaria on June 8. He made his comeback in a 3-0 win over Wales four days earlier, as he had a penalty saved and hit the post. Griezmann has also recovered from a minor injury.
France aim to become the first country to hold the European and World Cup titles twice at the same time. French coach Didier Deschamps won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as a player and could repeat the feat as a coach.
Apart from France, only West Germany and Spain have held both titles at the same time.