The Germany vs. England live stream online and televised 2016 International Friendly football matchup takes place for soccer fans to enjoy Saturday afternoon. The two teams, which rank amongst the top 10 in FIFA’s international rankings, will look to see which is the stronger international side on the field at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Unfortunately, the visiting side will be without one of its best players as Wayne Rooney will not participate. Manchester City players Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling are also out of action. Will England have answers for their opposition? The 2016 International Friendly soccer live streaming and TV coverage comes through ITV and ESPN networks.
According to Sky Sports on March 25, this is the first time these two sides have met in over two years. The last meeting came at Wembley Stadium back in November of 2013 with Per Mertesacker scoring the lone goal to give the visitors a 1-0 win. Germany comes into this matchup as the reigning FIFA World Cup champions and ranked No. 4 in the world, with a powerful lineup that boasts top goal-scorers Lukas Podolski, Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez. Podolski has a total of 48 goals and 126 caps with Muller and Gomez combining for another 56 goals together. They will be part of a potent lineup playing at home looking to crush the undermanned visitors.
The world’s No. 9 team, England, has Rooney out of today’s matchup due to continued knee issues since mid-February, while Raheem Sterling is sidelined by a groin injury. Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand also was forced to pull out of this matchup due to an injury he suffered during his team’s 3-2 Premier League win over Liverpool just last weekend. With goalkeeper Joe Hart also out of action today, Jack Butland will take over in goal. England will be captained by defender Gary Cahill in Rooney’s absence, while Tottenham Hotspurt fullback Danny Rose also makes his debut in this matchup. There’s a total of four Spurs players who will be in today’s matchup with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier joining Rose.
With the missing players from their lineup and playing away from home, England finds themselves priced as +375 to +425 underdogs on the moneyline at various sports books. As the favorites, Germany is listed anywhere from -133 to -159 ahead of the game, with a draw priced between +270 and +300. Today’s over/under goals total is at 2-1/2 for the complete game. Germany currently has future odds of 3 to 1 at Vegas Insider to win the 2016 UEFA Euro Championship, making them tied with France, while England comes in tied for third with Belgium at 10 to 1 odds.
Saturday’s Germany vs. England matchup in International Friendly soccer gets started at approximately 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time or 7:45 p.m. BT. The live TV coverage in the United States comes via ESPN2, with live online coverage through WatchESPN. SlingTV is another option for a free live stream today, as new subscribers can sign up for a 7-day free trial which includes ESPN and ESPN2 on the main channel lineup. For viewers in the United Kingdom, ITV 1 and their associated live online service is the place to watch.