Watch live online as World Cup champions Germany try to get revenge against Poland, after their stunning 2-0 defeat in Poland last year in the first 2016 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group stage match between the two countries. This time, Germany will host Poland in Frankfurt, in a match that the hosts need to win to insure that they qualify for next year’s Euros in France.
With less than a year to go before Europe’s most prestigious international tournament opens, Germany sits in second place in Group D, in the qualifying tournament, a point behind Poland and two points up on third-place Scotand — Germany’s opponent in an away match on Monday.
To find out how to watch the Germany vs. Poland 2016 UEFA European Championship Qualifier match live online, see the streaming information in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff time is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. local time at Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion in Frankfurt, Germany — that’s 2:45 p.m. United States Eastern Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific — on Friday, September 4.
“It’s business time now,” said Germany forward Thomas Mueller on Thursday. “This is no friendly. We’re getting straight into it with what is supposedly the hardest game. After losing 2-0 last time, we have a score to settle against Poland, and that should tell you everything. And after that, the away game in Scotland — it doesn’t get much more interesting.”
Germany Manager Joachim Löw, however, says that he does not feel that his team’s “backs are against the wall.”
“Neither I nor the team is particularly nervous,” he said at a Friday press conference. “We’re glad that the decisive weeks are coming.”
Germany Captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, returning to the national squad for the first time since his transfer from Bayern Munich to English powerhouse Manchester United, was not quite as sanguine, however.
“We have to win both games, that’s it,” said Schweinsteiger. “Against Poland we know it is difficult to play against them but we have to win. There is no way around it. We just must.”
While Löw expects to select a full-strength squad for the Poland match, he will have to get by without 26-year-old attacking midfielder Marco Reus, who suffered a fractured toe in a Bundesliga match Sunday, as his table-topping Borussia Dortmund team defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1.
Will Germany rebound from their shocking defeat to Poland in 2014, or can the defending World Cup champions take the three points they need? To find out, watch the Germany vs. Poland 2016 European Championship Qualifier match live online from Frankfurt, Germany, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. To watch the game on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go app.
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