World Champions Germany and vice champions Argentina will play friendly match on 3rd of September 2014. Here is the match preview, time and TV telecast channels of this upcoming friendly game. It is the first meeting of these 2 teams after Brazil World Cup between the winners and runners-up. It will be played at Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf Stadium which is known for having audience capacity of 54,600 spectators. According to latest news, the Argentine captain Lionel Messi is in doubt for this clash due to his muscular injury.
Germany vs Argentina 2014 Friendly Time & Telecast
Telecast channels in other nations are given below.
Germany: ZDF, MDR Info
Argentina: DIRECTV Argentina
France: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1
India: Sony SIX
Netherlands: Fox Sports 2
Norway: Viaplay Norway, Viasat Sport Norway
Portugal: Sport TV1
South Africa: Supersport 5, Supersport Maximo 2
Spain: Gol Stadium, GOL T
Sweden: TV10 Sweden, Viaplay Sweden
United Kingdom: BT Sport 1
United States: WATCH ESPN, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes
China: Shenzhen Sports Channel, PPLive
Croatia: Sportklub 1 Croatia
Korea Republic: Spo TV +, Spo TV 2
Thailand: BBTV Channel 7
Germany vs Argentina Friendly Match Preview
Argentina captain Lionel Messi misses this match because of his muscular injury in last La Liga match against Villarreal. Their rivals Germany will also play without presence of Mesut Ozil for this friendly match.
After the retirement of Philipp Lahm from international football, Germany has appointed Bastian Schweinsteiger as new captain of the current World Champions for next two years. The player was the first choice of team member after Lahm’s retirement from international football activity.
The German coach Joachim Low announced and said “I know I can always rely on him. Just look at the World Cup final and how important he was. He has an immense level of experience and a high degree of acceptance within the team and from the coaches. He is a great communicator and that’s important for the players.”
“I know he is injured now, but it’s not so bad that he’ll be out for months. I trust him unreservedly. He has the big aim of winning Euro 2016 and I felt that he is still very ambitious. Our next big aim after winning the World cup has got to be the final in Paris and the journey there starts on Sunday with the game against Scotland.“
The midfielder Sami Khedira is also is in doubt of his appearance. Head coach Joachim Low has called Hoffenheim’s Sebastian to fill the vacant space of Khedira.