Start date:13th October 2020 –12.45 am
Germany vs Switzerland live Nations League FREE 2020
1.About the match
For the Swiss meanwhile they are staring relegation to League B in the face if they suffer another loss with just one point on the board so far this campaign.Germany vs Switzerland is on Sky Sports Football with coverage starting at 7.40pm.You will be able to stream the match on Sky Go on mobile computer and internet-enabled devices.Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch the action with a Now TV Day Pass for £9.99.Alternatively you can keep up to date by following SunSport’s live blog of the match.
Team news.Leroy Sane remains injured for Low’s side and sat out the 2-1 win in Ukraine.Germany will be looking to turn a corner after some questionable recent form and make it two in two this international break with a Nations League win over a Switzerland side who are in miserable shape at the moment.Die Mannschaft managed to win their first Nations League game at the seventh time of asking against Ukraine in the first half of this international hiatus and could potentially make some serious inroads towards winning their group with a victory against the Swiss.Vladimir Petkovic’s side have just one draw from their three matches so far with defeats away to Ukraine and Spain paired with their draw against the 2014 world champions.Here SunSport runs down everything you need to know ahead of the fourth match of this Nations League group A4 clash.
Switzerland meanwhile are in far from the finest form and are quite frankly sinking without trace in Nations League Group A4 having reached the semi-finals of the competition last year and desperately need a win from wherever they can find it.Here’s 90min’s preview of a tie which could go a long way towards fixing the future of both sides in the Nations League…Germany are struggling with a number of injuries at the moment with that of Marc-André ter Stegen among the most prominent as the keeper continues to struggle with knee problems. Thilo Kehrer has an adductor strain.Leroy Sané’s knee capsule issues mean that he will also be absent while Ilkay Gündoğan’s positive test for COVID-19 has kept him out of this round of internationals.
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While Germany seemingly had no problem navigating the qualifying stage for this years now next years Euros dropping points just once in eight games there is a serious issue involving them and Nations League football.As mentioned it was seventh time’s the charm against Ukraine last week with their form in the Nations League so absent that it took a rule change from UEFA to stop them from being relegated during its first installation.Switzerland haven’t been much better and although they themselves ultimately didn’t have too much trouble qualifying for Euro 2020 their form in a tournament year has left a lot to be desired with three losses in their last four serving as a clear warning to manager Vladimir Petković.Here’s how the two sides have got on in their last five games
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While there is clearly something not quite right with Germany at the moment something which has made Joachim Low a deserved subject of scrutiny this Switzerland team look there for the taking at present.Rested for the midweek friendly draw with Turkey Neuer returned to action in Germany’s 2-1 Nations League win in Ukraine on Saturday the Bayern No.1 earning his 93rd senior international cap. Only former Bayern teammate Toni Kroos has collected more of the current squad, and with head coach Joachim Löw quick to rule out wholesale changes following his team’s maiden Nations League triumph it’s fair to assume the two talismen will take to the field at Cologne’s RhineEnergieStadion. It’s the first time in ten months we have been able to play with this team Löw told media. If no-one has picked up an injury I won’t be making many changes.Left wing-back is one area that could see a switch in personnel: Borussia Dortmund’s Nico Schulz started against Turkey while RB Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg got the nod over Atalanta’s Robin Gosens this past weekend. Former Leipzig goal-getter Timo Werner is also pushing for his first start of the October cycle of international fixtures with fellow forward Julian Draxler a candidate to make way. Dortmund captain Marco Reus and Bayern summer signing Leroy Sane were not included in the 23-man squad.Sommer boasted the best save percentage of any goalkeeper in the Bundesliga in 2019/20 but was beaten by a laser-guided Ilkay Gündogan strike in the reverse fixture. Although Switzerland fought back to claim a 1-1 draw they head to the Cathedral City bottom of Group A League 4 following defeats by the odd goal to Ukraine and Spain. Die Nati also went down 2-1 to 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia in friendly fare, and haven’t won since punching their ticket to the rearranged Euro 2020 finals with a 6-1 rout over Gibraltar in November 2019. Sommer had Gladbach stablemate Nico Elvedi for company against Spain as well as Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Djibril Sow and Wolfsburg forward Admir Mehmedi. Augsburg’s Ruben Vargas and Frankfurt’s Steven Zuber made it off the bench as did former Bayern winger Xherdan Shaqiri the latter having been cleared to play following a negative test for coronavirus. Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji however is self-isolating following a positive test. Ex-Bundesliga quartet Haris Seferovic Granit Xhaka Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabian Schär are also expected to feature.With several injuries to their first-choice players and in the middle of a very pedestrian run of form Switzerland look far from inspiring and a Germany team with as solid a home record as any other should be way too much for them.
In the aftermath of the Second World War Germany was a pariah state and had to begin the long and arduous task of rebuilding a nation or rather two nations with the country split into Soviet-aligned East Germany and Capitalist Bloc-aligned West Germany.
Both were shunned by the international community and excluded from official sporting competitions. The 25th FIFA Congress in July 1946 confirmed the decision of the Executive Committee in 1945 to prohibit sporting relations between FIFA member associations and the German association and its clubs due to the absence of a national organisation governing football and capable of maintaining relations with football organisations of other nations and on the principle that sport and politics must not mix.
A matter of principle The Swiss FA however argued by virtue of the same principle that politics must not influence sporting decisions and that football could act as a tool for international reconciliation and help a young German population to overcome its isolation. At the 26th FIFA Congress in July 1948 Swiss FA president Ernst Thommen tabled a motion that FIFA-affiliated associations be permitted to play friendly matches against German clubs. The Congress pushed the matter back for the Executive Committee to decide and the Swiss FA was forced to reject countless invitations by German teams to play against Swiss clubs.At the following Executive Committee meeting on 6 May 1949 the members were split on the issue but ultimately granted temporary permission for clubs from FIFA member associations to play friendlies against German clubs provided that they sought prior permission from the occupying forces. This was a significant victory for the Swiss FA and for football as a bridge builder between nations.