Friday's Euro 2016 qualifying between Germany and Poland is an important one for both sides. They are currently separated by one point in the table, with Poland leading the way. In the first match last October, Poland beat Germany for the first time in nineteen matches!
A full year after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, one would think that the Germans are ready to start playing the kind of soccer that everyone knows they can play. Last fall they sleepwalked through the early qualifiers with the loss to Poland and the draw against the Republic of Ireland.
Thomas Müller has been in outstanding form for Bayern Munich to start the season. Can he carry that over to the international game? His ability to get into space around the Polish defense could very well be the difference-maker for Germany today.
Bayern will also be represented by Mario Götze, Jerome Boateng, and Manuel Neuer for Germany and Robert Lewandowski for Poland.
The top two teams will advance directly to Euro 2016. The third place team will either automatically qualify for the tournament or enter a playoff.
|Nation||Games Played||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals For||Goals Against||Goal Differential||Points|
|4||Republic of Ireland||6||2||3||1||12||5||+7||9|
Once the lineups are released, this thread will be updated.
Location: Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45pm ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Sports 1, Fox Soccer 2 Go, Fox Sports Go), Canada (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now), Germany (RTL Television), UK (ITV4)
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Thomas Müller - Mesut Özil - Karim Bellarabi
Bastian Schweinsteiger - Toni Kroos
Emre Can - Jerome Boateng - Mats Hummels - Jonas Hector
Bench: Ron-Robert Zieler, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sebastian Rudy, Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter, Lukas Podolski, Andre Schürrle, Ilkay Gündogan, Christoph Kramer, Max Kruse, Kevin Volland
Kamil Grosicki - Grzegorz Krychowiak - Krzysztof Maczynski - Tomasz Jodlowiec - Arkadiusz Milik
Lukasz Piszczek - Lukasz Szukala - Kamil Glik - Maciej Rybus
Bench: Artur Boruc, Wojciech Szczesny, Przemyslaw Tyton, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Michal Pazdan, Pawel Olkowski, Thiago Cionek, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Sebastian Mila, Slawomir Peszko, Ariel Borysiuk, Piotr Zielinski, Karol Linetty, Bartosz Kapustka, Kamil Wilczek
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