Germany had a less-than-satisfactory 2018 World Cup. They were one of the consensus tournament favorites, but couldnt get out of the group stages, and went home with plenty of questions about what went wrong. You could say, though, that the Netherlands 2018 World Cup was even worse. They missed out on qualifying altogether, failing to advance out of a group that sent eventual champions France and surprise quarterfinalists Sweden through. Both teams are trying to recover from those disappointments with a key Group C matchup in Germany on Friday but both teams currently trail Northern Ireland in the standings and only two teams from each group advance to Euro 2020.
Heres everything you need to know to live stream Germany vs. Netherlands, including what to watch for on the pitch.
HOW TO WATCH GERMANY VS. NETHERLANDS
Germany vs. Netherlands
When:2:45pm ET, Friday, Sept. 6
Where: Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany
Germany vs. Netherlands live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 Qualifying matches
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Germany vs. Netherlands: Why it matters
With just two teams advancing from the group into the Euros, this is a chance for each team to earn a decisive three points. As the home team, Die Mannschaft may get a bit of a bump in front of a Hamburg crowd, but Timo Werner, who should have stepped into a goal-scoring role by now, has only scored three international goals since November 2017including a scoreless World Cup.
With FIFA Best Mens Player candidate Virgil van Dijk joined by Matthijs de Ligt in the center of the park for the Netherlands, it might be challenging for even a team with Germanys range of weapons to break through.
Its unlikely that Northern Ireland will keep their torrid pace and top this group, and it wouldnt at all be surprising if both teams playing Friday advance to the Euros. But the fact that Northern Ireland has won all of its first four group games puts pressure on Germany and especially the Netherlands to keep pace. As they learned in the World Cup qualifiers last time around, leaving it for a miracle final game to vault from third to second usually doesnt work out.