Germany vs Northern Ireland − Where and when to watch tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier
Germany face Northern Ireland tonight, with Germany having already qualified for Euro 2020 and Northern Ireland having secured a place in the playoffs. All the same, tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier could still be an entertaining game between two international sides littered with top talent. Here’s how you can watch Germany vs Northern Ireland on any device.
Germany vs Northern Ireland kick-off time
The game kicks off at 7:45 GMT this evening, which is 8:45pm local time in Frankfurt, where the match is being played.
Germany vs Northern Ireland TV channel
Sky Sports has exclusive rights to this encounter, and the match will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 7:40pm.
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How to live stream Germany vs Northern Ireland − even if you’re not in the UK
Sky subscribers will be able to watch it on nearly any device for no additional cost – be it a smartphone, tablet, PC, or laptop – via the Sky Go app.
Non-Sky customers can watch it by buying a Now TV pass from £9.99. If you haven’t yet signed up for Sky Sports or Now TV, note that it can take a little while for channels and streaming access to activate after signing up, so act fast to avoid disappointment.
Here are some handy links to get you started:
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Germany vs Northern Ireland match preview
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has billed the game the perfect preparation for the European Championships, should his side reach the finals. They will go into a play-off round in March.
Germany aren’t without their weaknesses at the moment, despite the fact they’ve qualified, as Joachim Low attempts to bring through a new generation of talent. In their last meaningful competitive match they drew 2-2 with Argentina, throwing away a 2-0 lead. Back in September they lost 4-2 at home to the Netherlands, in a performance that disappointed fans and pundits alike.
Joachim Low famously ejected Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from his Germany side following the team’s horrific World Cup showing. Now though, the team is severely lacking in central defence and has been found out numerous times since, leaking more goals than German fans are accustomed to.
Will Northern Ireland be able to take advantage of this? They’re better known for their gritty defensive capabilities and their backline, led by Leicester stalwart, Jonny Evans.
Last time out they impressively prevented a free-flowing Netherlands side from scoring, but the 0-0 draw in Belfast didn’t exactly showcase Northern Ireland’s attacking capabilities. However, it did show that the current team can go toe-to-toe with more highly ranked sides.
When Northern Ireland faced Germany back in September they suffered a 2-0 home defeat. It’s hard to see them reversing things tonight but they have never been a team to write off and some great talents will be on show, despite the low stakes nature of the game.