Germany face Sweden at Fisht Stadium on Saturday, June 23. Here’s all the info you need to watch the World Cup match.
Germany need to win if they want to keep their dreams of repeating as World Cup champions alive. After losing to Mexico in their opening game of the tournament, the pressure is on the German players and manager Joachim Low. Sweden won their first game of the tournament, defeating South Korea 1-0.
Germany played one of their worst games in years against Mexico. Die Mannschaft looked slow and out of position throughout the game as Mexico had success on the counter-attack. After a poor performance from Sami Khedira, Low might make a change and start Ilkay Gundogan instead. Jonas Hector will likely return to the starting XI after missing the opening game with an illness. Germany need a better performance from Timo Werner, who was invisible for most of the game against Mexico.
Sweden probably should have scored more than one goal against South Korea. The Swedes outplayed South Korea but could not beat the keeper until Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty. The Swedish attack will rely on Emil Forsberg and Marcus Berg. Forsberg has been one of the best playmakers in the Bundesliga the past two seasons with RB Leipzig and will try setting up Berg inside of the box. Sweden could be without Victor Lindelof, who is suffering from an illness. If the Manchester United center-back cannot play, it would be a major blow to Sweden’s defense.
The World Cup match between Germany and Sweden will be broadcast live on FOX. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.
In the final game of the group stage, Germany play South Korea and Sweden face Mexico.