France vs Germany live stream: how to watch Euro 2020 football for free online, team news
The group of death's biggest fixture is also one of its first: France vs Germany kicks off today at 8pm BST at Euro 2020. The game takes place at the Allianz Arena in Munich giving Germany a big home advantage but will that be enough against the class of the tournament favourites, France? The game is free to watch in HD on ITV and the ITV Hub online. Make sure you know how to watch a France vs Germany live stream wherever you are in the world.
The team news is out and both nations look predictably formidable. Germany start with Havertz, Muller and Gnabry up front and a midfield four of Gosens, Gundagon, Kroos and Kimmich. France go with a lethal looking Benzema and Mbappe front pair with Griezmann in the hole. Pogba, Kante and Rabiot will seek to boss the midfield.
France vs Germany live stream
Date: 15th June
Kick-off time: 8pm BST
Locations: Allianz Arena, Munich
Free Euro 2020 live stream: ITV / ITV Hub
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN
US stream: ESPN/ABC | FuboTV (free trial)
AUS stream: Optus Sport (AU$14.99)
The new tournament format feels like it's worked out very nicely for Germany when it comes to their opening and probably most difficult group fixture. The game in Munich will be played in front of 14,000 fans with VAR keeping a careful watch for the first time in this competition.
It will be the last time the home crowd gets to watch their national team in a major tournament as led by Joachim Low. The 61-year-old has been the German national coach for a hugely impressive 15 years during which time he's won the World Cup but not the Euros. This is his last chance to add this notch to his managerial bedpost, as it will be also for some of his ageing squad of stars such as Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller.
France, though, will provide sturdy opposition. If Germany have had a long lasting golden generation, then it's the French who have impressed with the ability to refresh their squad seemingly each tournament with an ever-flowing production of hugely talented players. Despite the changes, their strong, fast and deadly style remains the same.
Les Bleus have won six major honours since 1998 and Didier Deschamps' class of 2021 look every bit the part of previous winning squads. With Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Antione Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Kinglsey Coman, N'Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Hugo Lloris and more household names in the group, Le Gaffer will be troubled only by the selection headaches that every manager wants.
Whether you're French, German or just a football fan, you'd better tune into this one. It's going to be a belter. No team wants to start with a loss.
Read on for more details on how to watch a France vs Germany live stream for free today, wherever you are in the world.France vs Germany free live stream
Viewers in the UK can watch England vs Croatia for free live on ITV and the ITV Hub.
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Elsewhere, RAI in Italy, ORF in Austria, TF1 in France, ARD and ZDF in Germany, and Mediaset in Spain will be offering free live streams within their respective territories.Watch a France vs Germany live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Euro 2020 rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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ESPN and ABC have the rights to air Euro 2020 in the United States. If you have subscribed as part of your cable package, you can stream all the action via the ESPN and ABC websites.
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If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of England vs Croatia and all of Euro 2020, for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months. This channel also shows Premier League and Champions League football during the normal season.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.
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You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it's also available on Xbox.Watch a France vs Germany live stream in the UK
Viewers in the UK can watch France vs Germany for free live on the ITV or by using the ITV Hub. All of the tournament will be free to air on either the BBC or ITV.
Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Mark Chapman will lead the BBC coverage, assisted by the likes of Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Alex Scott and Micah Richards.
ITV's coverage will be helmed by Mark Pougatch and Seema Jaswal. Their punditry line-up includes Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Patrick Vieira and Graeme Souness. Thierry Henry has taken up a position in the Belgian coaching staff, so he'll be on the touchline rather than in the studio.
ITV has the rights to 27 games including the hotly anticipated clash between England and Scotland at Wembley in a re-match of the memorable Euro 1996 match. The BBC has the rights to 25 games and the first and second pick of the games at the last 16 and quarter-final stages.Euro 2020 fixtures
All times show in BST
Friday 11 JuneGroup A: Turkey vs Italy (20:00, Rome)
Saturday 12 JuneGroup A: Wales vs Switzerland (14:00, Baku)Group B: Denmark vs Finland (17:00, Copenhagen)Group B: Belgium vs Russia (20:00, St Petersburg)
Sunday 13 JuneGroup D: England vs Croatia (14:00, London)Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (17:00, Bucharest)Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (20:00, Amsterdam)
Monday 14 JuneGroup D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (14:00, Glasgow)Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (17:00, St Petersburg)Group E: Spain vs Sweden (20:00, Seville)
Tuesday 15 JuneGroup F: Hungary vs Portugal (17:00, Budapest)Group F: France vs Germany (20:00, Munich)
Wednesday 16 JuneGroup B: Finland vs Russia (14:00, St Petersburg)Group A: Turkey vs Wales (17:00, Baku)Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (20:00, Rome)
Thursday 17 JuneGroup C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (14:00, Bucharest)Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (17:00, Copenhagen)Group C: Netherlands vs Austria (20:00, Amsterdam)
Friday 18 JuneGroup E: Sweden vs Slovakia (14:00, St Petersburg)Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (17:00, Glasgow)Group D: England vs Scotland (21:00, London)
Saturday 19 JuneGroup F: Hungary vs France (14:00, Budapest)Group F: Portugal vs Germany (17:00, Munich)Group E: Spain vs Poland (20:00, Seville)
Sunday 20 JuneGroup A: Italy vs Wales (17:00, Rome)Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (17:00, Baku)
Monday 21 JuneGroup C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (17:00, Amsterdam)Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (17:00, Bucharest)Group B: Russia vs Denmark (20:00, Copenhagen)Group B: Finland vs Belgium (20:00, St Petersburg)
Tuesday 22 JuneGroup D: Czech Republic vs England (20:00, London)Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (20:00, Glasgow)
Wednesday 23 JuneGroup E: Slovakia vs Spain (17:00, Seville)Group E: Sweden vs Poland (17:00, St Petersburg)Group F: Germany vs Hungary (20:00, Munich)Group F: Portugal v France (20:00, Budapest)
Round of 16Saturday 26 June1: 2A vs 2B (17:00, Amsterdam)2: 1A vs 2C (20:00, London)
Sunday 27 June3: 1C vs 3D/E/F (17:00, Budapest)4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (20:00, Seville)
Monday 28 June5: 2D vs 2E (17:00, Copenhagen)6: 1F vs 3A/B/C (20:00, Bucharest)
Tuesday 29 June7: 1D vs 2F (17:00, London)8: 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (20:00, Glasgow)
Quarter-finalsFriday 2 JulyQF1: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (17:00, St Petersburg)QF2: Winner 4 vs Winner 2 (20:00, Munich)
Saturday 3 JulyQF3: Winner 3 vs Winner 1 (17:00, Baku)QF4: Winner 8 vs Winner 7 (20:00, Rome)
Semi-finalsTuesday 6 JulySF1: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 (20:00, London)
Wednesday 7 JulySF2: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 (20:00, London)
Euro 2020 FinalSunday 11 JulyWinner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (20:00, London)Euro 2020 host cities
For the first time ever, the Euros are being spread across Europe rather than held in one location. Dublin has withdrawn due to coronavirus restrictions and been replaced by Seville. Here are the 11 host cities:
Wembley Stadium – London, England
Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland
Estadio de La Cartuja – Seville, Spain
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Baku Olympic Stadium – Baku, Azerbaijan
Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany
Stadio Olimpico – Rome, Italy
Johan Cruyff Arena – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Puskás Aréna – Budapest, Hungary
Arena Națională – Bucharest, Romania
Parken Stadium – Copenhagen, Denmark