France face Germany at the Stade de France on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
France coach Didier Deschamps has opted to mix things up a little more for this round of internationals, with Dimitri Payet, Mamadou Sakho, Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne all being recalled and Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon earning his first call-up to the national team. “Sometimes you see players run into difficulties, because maybe success goes to their heads,” Deschamps warned in September. “It’s not as easy to stay focused and do everything with the same intensity.” These were certainly words that came to mind on Thursday, after France just about scraped a late draw against Iceland courtesy of an own goal and a penalty.
The main question following Germany’s group-stage exit at the World Cup was how coach Jogi Loew could reinvent the team. But after his side’s deserved loss on Saturday to the Netherlands, the overwhelming issue has become whether or not Loew is the right man to lead Germany forward. Aside from periods at the start of each half when the Dutch were respectively nervous and happy to defend their lead, Loew’s players were second best against a nation that has under-performed woefully for almost half a decade. All of which potentially makes this the most momentous game that Germany have played since the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.
The UEFA Nations League match between France and Germany will be broadcast live on UniMas. Live streaming is available on Univision Deportes En Vivo, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the Univision Deportes app app.
Defeat tonight could bring Jogi Loew’s 12-year term in charge of the German team to a close.