International soccer comes back in a big way Thursday with UEFA Nations League. Here’s what you need to know to stream Germany vs. Spain live.
- When: Thursday, September 3rd, 2:45pm ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany
- Competition: UEFA Nations League
- Broadcast: ESPN2
- Streaming: ESPN+
UEFA Nations League: How it works
- The UEFA Nations League puts all European national teams in four tiers, and those teams are placed into four double round-robin groups.
- After the end of the group stage on November 18, the group winners from each tier will be promoted, and the bottom nation from each group relegated.
- The four group winners in League A will advance to semi-finals to determine the UEFA Nations League Champion.
- Portugal won the inaugural tournament in 2019, after winning its group in League A and defeating Switzerland and Netherlands in the knockout rounds.
- The four group winners of League A will play in the final four in the fall of 2021.
What channels carry UEFA Nations League?
- ESPN picked up rights to UEFA Nations League broadcasts in the U.S., meaning you’ll want ESPN+ to watch all of the matches in this competition.
- Select matches will air live on ABC, ESPNews and ESPN2.
Germany vs. Spain: Preview
Germany and Spain have been grouped together along with Switzerland and Ukraine, in what many have called the group of death in League A. Both nations finished atop their groups in Euro 2020 qualification last fall, and both nations have a World Cup win in the last decade.
World Cup 2018 was not pretty for either country, with the Germans getting knocked out in the group stage and the Spaniards losing in the round of 16 to hosts Russia.
Luis Enrique has returned to the head job in Spain after stepping down for four months due to personal reasons, and has his squad playing as well as they have been in the recent years since the 2010 World Cup. Spain went undefeated in Euro qualifying, with eight wins out of ten and a +26 goal differential.
Joachim Löw has kept his job entering a 14th year in charge, due to the good-will built up before Germany’s embarrassment in 2018. The Germans are always a favorite at major tournaments, and place well if you exclude 2018. The team is in good form since Russia, having won seven of eight games in Euro Qualifying.
Germany Men’s National Team Roster
- Goalkeepers: Kevin Trapp, Bernd Leno, Oliver Baumann
- Defenders: Thilo Kehrer, Robin Gosens, Matthias Ginter, Johnathan Tah, Nico Schulz, Niklas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger, Robin Koch
- Midfielders: Florian Neuhaus, Toni Kroos, Suat Serdar, Ilkay Gündogan, Emre Can
- Forwards: Julian Draxler, Timo Werner, Julian Brandt, Luca Waldschmidt, Kai Havertz, Leroy Sané
Spain Men’s National Team Roster
- Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Unai Simón
- Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Eric Garciá, José Gayà, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Reguilón,
- Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Mikel Merino, Fabián Ruiz, Thiago Alcántara, Marco Asensio, Rodri, Óscar, Ferrán Torres
- Forwards: Rodrigo, Gerard Moreno, Ansu Fati, Jesús Navas, Dani Olmo
Here is how Germany lined up in the European Qualifiers against Northern Ireland in November:
- ter Stegen; Hector, Tah, Can, Klostermann; Kimmich, Kroos; Brandt, Gündogan, Goretzka; Gnabry
Here is how Spain lined up in the European Qualifiers against Romania in November:
- Kepa; Gayà, Martínez, Ramos, Carvajal; Busquets, Saúl, Ruiz; Cazorla, Morata, Moreno
Germany vs. Spain odds
The Germany vs. Spain odds, via the William Hill Sportbook:
- Germany +140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Spain +180
- Draw +225
Odds to win the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League
- France, +400
- Belgium, +550
- England, +700
- Netherlands, +700
- Germany, +700
- Spain, +700
- Italy, +900
- Portugal, +1300
Stream UEFA Nations League live: How to stream on ESPN+
UEFA Nations League has returned, and is available exclusively on ESPN+ and the ESPN family of networks. The new competition will make its US network debut on September 5th, when Iceland vs. England and Portugal vs. Croatia will air back-to-back on ABC.
Here is how to watch on ESPN2, or stream Germany vs. Spain.
ESPN+ is a subscription-based streaming service that lets you watch live sports action you won’t find anywhere else. Think of it as super-sizing your ESPN viewing, allowing you to stream more sports, including exclusive baseball games, soccer matches, and MMA fights.
ESPN+ has partnerships with Major League Baseball, a number of soccer organizations and leagues around the world (including UEFA, the English FA, MLS, USL, and Serie A), and UFC. It’s become increasingly essential for sports fans to add it to their streaming set-up.
Plus, you’ll gain access to the entire 30 for 30 catalog of sports documentaries, plus other great ESPN programming to keep you informed and entertained.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.
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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $54.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.
The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN.
AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.
At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans.
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan.
For under $40 a month, Vidgo brings more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. Like Fubo, it started out for streaming sports but carries a lot more now. There’s even a Social TV platform that allows you to chat with other Vidgo viewers about what you’re watching.
Vidgo has two Latino options featuring ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and TyC sports at both levels. At the Plus level on the English side, you get NFL RedZone and all the Pac-12 Network regional options.
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