Germany-Scotland, at what time and on which channels?

Germany-Scotland, at what time and on which channels?
Germany-Scotland, at what time and on which channels?

All eyes in football Europe and beyond are on Friday towards Munich, for the opening match of Euro-2024 between Germany and Scotland (8:00 p.m.), kick-off of a months of competition and celebration in German stadiums and streets.

From Friday and until the final at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on July 14, 24 nations are competing to succeed Italy, winner of Euro-2021 postponed by one year due to the Covid pandemic. 19, in reduced capacity stadiums and broke out in eleven different cities on the continent, ranging from Seville to Baku.

For the 2024 edition, return to a classic format in a single country, Germany, with its experience of the 2006 World Cup. Above all, all stadiums have now returned to a normal configuration, with 2.7 million spectators expected in the 10 stadiums to follow the 51 matches of the tournament.

Privilege of the host country, the Mannschaft of Julian Nagelsmann opens the ball in front of 66,000 spectators in Munich, hoping to unite an entire country behind it, on the model of the “summer fairy tale” (“Sommermärchen”) of 2006, when the Germans had finished third in a World Cup marked by incredible fervor.

“In 2006, I was in the fan zones for the World Cup in Germany and I enjoyed it a lot,” recalled Germany captain Ilkay Gündogan on Thursday, on the eve of the big event. . “Now to be part of the Mannschaft, to be able to represent the German people with pride, it’s an incredible honor,” he added.

The match will be preceded by a tribute to Franz Beckenbauer, football legend who died in January at the age of 78, he who greatly contributed to building the Munich stadium as manager of Bayern in the early 2000s.

If the Germans will be able to count on the support of their public in Munich, Steve Clark’s players will be pushed by the enthusiasm of the loyal supporters of the Tartan Army, expected en masse in the streets of Munich for the opening of the tournament. Between 100,000 and 200,000 Scots are expected to travel to Germany for the entire competition.

Ilkay Gündogan’s teammates want to avoid the repeated disappointments in recent years at the opening (defeats against Mexico at the 2018 World Cup, France at Euro 2021 and Japan at the 2022 World Cup) to put themselves in orbit and confirm their status of serious contenders for the title.

Germany-Scotland can be seen from 8:00 p.m. (Moroccan time) on beIN Sports HD 1 Max, TF1 HD France, ZDF HD, Rai 1 and Sky Sport.

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