Germany will look to snap a four-match winless streak when they face Japan in an international friendly on Saturday.
Former world champions Germany do not have to take part in the Euro 2024 qualifiers as they automatically qualify as the host nation. As a result, Hansi Flick’s side have yet to play a competitive game since their infamous group stage exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Flick’s reign has been marked by dismal results and despite all the wealth of talent at his disposal, Die Mannschaft’s performances have been underwhelming of late. Following their exit from the World Cup, Germany returned to action against Peru in a friendly on 25 March and won.
A 3–2 loss to Belgium was followed by a 3–3 draw with Ukraine and a 1–0 loss to Poland in their final match on 16 June. They haven’t won any of their four games since then and reports claim Flick could be on the way out if results don’t improve soon.
Meanwhile, Japan impressed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, kicking off their campaign with an impressive and unlikely comeback win against Germany. The Blue Samurai defeated Spain on their way to the round of 16, where they lost to Croatia on penalties.
Japan has since done a decent job in the four warm-up matches they have played this year. They drew 1-1 with Uruguay before narrowly losing 2-1 to Colombia in March. However, they have since bounced back with 6-0 and 4-1 wins over El Salvador and Peru.
Japan will be hoping to cut Germany down to size again and it will be an interesting matchup, especially due to their recent history.
Germany vs Japan: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: ESPN3, Star+
Belgium: DAZN Belgium, Play Sports, Eleven Sports 2 Belgium
Brazil: GUIGO, Star+, NOW NET and Claro, ESPN
Croatia: Sports club 6 Croatia
Denmark: TV2 Sport Denmark, TV2 Play Denmark
Egypt: TOD, beIN Sports HD 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: L’Equipe Web
Germany: RTL+, RTL
Ghana: SuperSport MaXimo 1, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, SuperSport Variety 3, DStv Now
Greece: Nova Sports 4
Ireland: Premier Sports 2, Premier Player HD
Kenya: SuperSport GOtv Select 1, SuperSport Variety 3, SuperSport MaXimo 1, DStv Now
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport 3, Astro Go, sooka
Morocco: TOD, beIN Sports HD 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Nigeria: SuperSport Variety 3, SuperSport GOtv Select 1, SuperSport MaXimo 1
Poland: Polsat Sport News, Polsat Box Go
Portugal: Sports TV6, Sports TV Multiscreen
Saudi Arabia: beIN Sports HD 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, TOD
South Africa: SuperSport MaXimo 1, SuperSport PSL, DStv App, SuperSport GOtv Select 1
Switzerland: DAZN, RTL+, RTL
United Arab Emirates: TOD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports HD 2
United Kingdom: Viaplay Sports 2
USA: Fubo (free trial), ViX, FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com