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Germany vs France LIVE: Euro 2024 hosts aim to end terrible form after sacking Hansi Flick – kick-off time, team news and how to follow


After sacking manager Hansi Flick, Germany will be aiming to end their terrible run of form when they host France in a friendly.

Flick was dismissed from his role over the weekend and became the first Germany boss to ever be sacked in their 123-year history. 

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Flick was sacked on Sunday afternoonCredit: Getty

The DFB was forced to act after a humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Japan that followed dismal results in the Nations League and World Cup. 

Germany host Euro 2024 next summer and they are now desperate for a boost in confidence ahead of the next major tournament. 

They’ll be aiming to get that boost against France but it won’t be an easy task with Didier Deschamps’ side winning their last five games without conceding a goal.

Germany vs France: How to follow 

This international friendly will take place on Tuesday, September 12. 

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Kick-off at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund is scheduled for 8pm UK time. 

The game will be broadcast live on Viaplay Sports with coverage beginning at 7:50pm. 

Fans can sign up to Viaplay for £14.99 per month. More details can be found here. 

talkSPORT and talkSPORT.com will also keep you updates with the latest news. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Defeat to Japan was enough to see Flick sacked

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Defeat to Japan was enough to see Flick sackedCredit: Getty

Germany vs France: Team news 

Germany could make a large amount of changes following the defeat to Japan. 

Brighton’s Pascal Gross is likely to make his first start for his country after making his international debut off the bench last time out. 

Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt and Kevin Schade may all be called upon to replace Kai Havertz, Florian Wirtz and Serge Gnabry in the line-up. 

As for France, Olivier Giroud is out after coming off with an injury in the first half against the Republic of Ireland. 

New PSG signing Randal Kolo Muani is expected to take his place and play in the middle of Kylian Mbappe and Kingsley Coman. 

Mbappe will be eyeing a goal after failing to score against Ireland

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Mbappe will be eyeing a goal after failing to score against IrelandCredit: Getty

Germany vs France: What has been said? 

Flick was sacked following Germany’s fourth defeat in their last five games with DFB president Bernd Neuendorf making a statement. 

He said: “The committees agreed that the senior men’s national team needs new impetus after the recent disappointing results.

“We need a spirit of optimism and confidence with a view to the European Championships in our own country.

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“For me personally, it is one of the most difficult decisions in my life current term of office. Because I value Hansi Flick and his assistant coaches as football experts and people.

“But sporting success is the top priority for the DFB. Therefore the decision was unavoidable.”

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