Where to watch France vs Germany live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for friendly match | Sporting News

Where to watch France vs Germany live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for friendly match | Sporting News

France and Germany meet in friendly action on March 23 in the latest edition of one of Europe’s oldest football rivalries.

Les Bleus are gearing up to Euro 2024 as joint favourites with England whilst Germany are still battling for consistency ahead of their hosting of the tournament this summer.

Julian Nagelsmann has been drafted in to steady Germany’s route to the competition but they will face a stiff test in Lyon.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does France vs Germany kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France and kicks off on Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Mar. 23 4:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Mar. 23 4:00 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Mar. 23 8:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Mar. 24 7:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 24 1:30 a.m. IST

France vs Germany live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming


UK Viaplay Sports 1 Viaplay UK
Australia Optus Sport

USA: Spanish language streaming is available on this game through ViX.

Canada: This international friendly game streams live on DAZN.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream this match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: Viaplay will be providing live broadcast and streaming options.

France vs Germany lineups, team news

Kylian Mbappe is the standout name in Didier Deschamps’ squad and he will captain Les Bleus in this clash. Premier League duo William Saliba and Ibrahima Konate could pair up in defence with Real Madrid stars Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in midfield.

France predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Maignan (GK) — Kounde, Konate, Saliba, T. Hernandez — Tchouameni, Zaire-Emery, Camavinga — Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe.

Nagelsmann is still working to find his best team since taking charge in September. The visitors can lean on plenty of experience in this tie — and in Euro 2024 — with Toni Kroos back in the fold alongside Bayern Munich trio Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller.

Germany predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Neuer (GK) — Henrichs, Tah, Rudiger, Raum — Kroos, Gundoga, Wirtz — Musiala, Fullkrug, Sane.

Germany subs (9): TBC

France vs Germany prediction

Despite not being a competitive fixture, this game will give both Deschamps and Nagelsmann an idea of where their squads are ahead of Euro 2024.

Nagelsmann has won just one of his four games in charge, with eight goals conceded overall, and Mbappe and Co. will be licking their lips at the prospect of scoring some goals in Lyon.

Prediction: France 2-1 Germany

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