Germany kick off the exciting European Championship at home to Scotland as Nagelsmann's side look to win their opening game. Here is everything you need to know about this clash.

Where can I watch Germany vs. Scotland live on TV?

This game will be televised on FOX Network for fans in the USA. ITV 1 UK and STV Scotland have fans in the United Kingdom covered while Those in Australia can tune in to Optus SportTSN4, TSN1, and TVA Sports will televize this game in Canada while ZDF and Servus TV are your go-to options in Germany. If you live elsewhere, please check our dedicated match page for further information on how to follow this fixture live on TV in your country.

Where can I stream Germany vs. Scotland live?

Fans in the USA can stream this clash on Fox Sports Go and ViX. ITVX and STV Player, meanwhile, will stream the action live in the UK. Meanwhile, TVA+ will cover this fixture live for fans in Canada while those in Australia can tune in to Optus Sport. Additionally, MagentaTV is your go-to option in Germany. If you live elsewhere, please check our dedicated match page for further information on how to stream this tie live in your country.    

Preview

Euro 2024 is finally here. The prestigious European Championship kicks off on Friday, with hosts Germany getting things underway with an interesting showdown at the Allianz Arena. The continental heavyweights will face Scotland in this 3 p.m. ET fixture as Nagelsmann's men look to start things with a win.

While France, England, and Portugal are seen as the overwhelming favorites to win this competition, Germany enter this competition with hope of ending their recent abysmal run in major competitions.

Since lifting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, die Mannschaft have crashed out in the group stage of Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022. Additionally, Muller and Co. exited Euro 2020 in the round of 16, though they did lose to eventual runners-up England.

Joachim Low, the man at the heart of Germany's Brazil 2014 success, ultimately stepped down and was replaced by Hansi Flick. However, the former Bayern Munich manager oversaw a FIFA World Cup group-stage exit as well before eventually being sacked.

Julian Nagelsmann, another ex-Bayern Munich boss, is now in charge of the national team. However, while he has improved his nation's form, the 36-year-old has a long way to go before he reestablishes the three-time European Championship winners at the pinnacle of world football.

Gundogan and Co. suffered a five-game winless run between March and September of last year. However, since Nagelsmann's arrival, the Germans have won four in eight, including back-to-back triumphs over fellow continental powerhouses France and the Netherlands.

On the flip side, Germany have not played a competitive match since beating Costa Rica 4-2 in the recent World Cup and subsequently crashing out. Toni Kroos has come out of retirement to play in this tournament, which is a major boost, but Nagelsmann's men have not been properly tested and could suffer as a result.

While Germany received automatic qualification as hosts, Scotland had to battle their way through the qualifiers and even came close to finishing ahead of Spain in Group A.

La Furia Roja and Norway were their two closest competitors, with the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners finishing ahead by four points and stealing the no.1 spot while Odegaard and Co. finished six points behind in third.

This means the Tartan Army have qualified for back-to-back European Championships for only the second time in history. Additionally, Steve Clarke's men improved on their performance in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with Robertson and Co. making it through the playoffs last time.

However, the Scottish have suffered a worrying dip in form lately. Clarke's side won their first five qualifiers in a row, including an unforgettable 2-0 victory over Spain at Hampden Park in March 2023. Unfortunately, the Tartan Army failed to win their last three qualifiers in a row and thus stumbled in their race with the Spaniards.

Things are worse when factoring in games across all competitions, having won only once in their last nine matches. That sole victory was a 2-0 triumph over Gibraltar, a result which should not propel Scotland's confidence. Nonetheless, the "away side" have beaten Germany before and will need to bring their A-game if they wish to pull this off again.

Team news

Germany

Aleksandar Pavlovic has sadly pulled out of the squad due to tonsillitis while  Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, and Timo Werner were left out. Toni Kroos, who will retire from football following this tournament, will take priority in midfield and should be partnered with captain Ilkay Gundogan. Florian Wirtz, who guided Leverkusen to the Bundesliga title, and Kai Havertz, who rediscovered his form at Arsenal, will hope to lead die Mannschaft's attack.

Germany's final Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Manuel Neuer (Bayern München), Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Waldemar Anton (Stuttgart), Emre Can (Dortmund), Benjamin Henrichs (Leipzig), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern München), Robin Koch (Frankfurt), Maximilian Mittelstädt (Stuttgart), David Raum (Leipzig), Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid), Nico Schlotterbeck (Dortmund), Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Robert Andrich (Leverkusen), Chris Führich (Stuttgart), İlkay Gündoğan (Barcelona), Pascal Gross (Brighton), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern München), Leroy Sané (Bayern München), Florian Wirtz (Leverkusen)

Forwards: Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim), Niclas Füllkrug (Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Thomas Müller (Bayern München), Deniz Undav (Stuttgart)

Scotland

Lyndon Dykes was forced to withdraw from the squad due to an ankle injury, which is a huge blow. Liverpool's Ben Doak will also miss out. Nonetheless, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, and Scott McTominay should all feature for the Tartan Army.

Scotland's final Euro 2024 squad

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Al-Ettifaq), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City), Scott McKenna (Copenhagen), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), James Forrest (Celtic), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Lewis Morgan (New York RB)

Forwards: Ché Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Tommy Conway (Bristol City), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)

Key stats

  • This will be only the third encounter between these two nations at a major tournament.

  • Germany won in both previous encounters, beating Scotland 2-1 in the group stages of the 1986 FIFA World Cup and 2-0 in Euro 1992.

  • The Tartan Army have beaten the four-time FIFA World Cup winners before but only once in a friendly (1-0 win in April 1999).

  • Germany are unbeaten in all but one of their last 13 clashes with Scotland (W8, D4).

  • Scotland have won only two European Championship games in history and failed to win a match at Euro 2020. 

Broadcast listings

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Germany 5 - 1 Scotland

June 14, 2024 3:00pmFußball Arena München (München)

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