Germany vs Scotland EURO 2024 Group A Match Preview: Kick-off Time, Starting Line-ups, and Where to Watch
Germany vs Scotland EURO 2024 Group A Match Preview: Kick-off Time, Starting Line-ups, and Where to Watch

Germany and Scotland will kick off their UEFA EURO 2024 Group A campaign with an eagerly anticipated clash at the Munich Football Arena. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting opener.

Germany vs Scotland at a Glance

When: Friday, 14 June (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Munich Football Arena
What: UEFA EURO 2024 Group A Matchday 1
What You Need to Know

Germany enters EURO 2024 with hopes of capturing a record-breaking fourth title, aiming to replicate the spirit of their 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign. Under new coach Julian Nagelsmann, who replaced Hansi Flick last year, Germany has shown promise with recent wins against France and the Netherlands. A victory against Scotland in Munich would bolster their aspirations for a deep tournament run.

Meanwhile, Scotland, led by Steve Clarke, enters the tournament with high spirits following a sensational qualifying campaign. Their victories over three-time winners Spain, Norway, and Georgia have set the stage for an exciting EURO 2024 campaign. The squad, which includes standout players like John McGinn and Scott McTominay, will look to replicate their qualifying form and cause an upset against Germany.

Predicted Line-ups

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah, Mittelstädt; Andrich, Kroos; Musiala, Gündoğan, Wirtz; Havertz
Scotland: Gunn; Ralston, Porteous, Hendry, Tierney, Robertson; McTominay, Gilmour, McGregor, McGinn; Adams
Expert Prediction
Looking ahead to the match, experts predict a strong performance from Germany, ending their streak of opening match losses in major tournaments. Despite Scotland's aggressive style demonstrated against the Netherlands, Germany is favored to win this encounter in Munich.

Key Match-up
If Scotland is to secure a positive result against the hosts, they must return to their peak performance levels from their impressive qualification campaign. The last time Scotland defeated Germany was 25 years ago, and a similar result in Munich would be historic for the Tartan Army.

What the Coaches Say

Julian Nagelsmann, Germany Coach: "Participating in a European Championship on home soil is a unique opportunity. There is pressure, but also joy. If we can translate that joy onto the pitch, we will have a great tournament."

Steve Clarke, Scotland Coach: "Germany is a formidable team, especially at home. We expect a tough game, but we are ready to give Germany a tough challenge as well."
The match between Germany and Scotland promises to set the tone for an exciting EURO 2024, with both teams eager to start their campaign on a winning note.

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