Germany will look to seal a victory against Northern Ireland in their last match of Group C of Euro 2016 at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Tuesday. Northern Ireland also have the chance of topping the group, provided they beat Germany and if Poland fail to win against Ukraine.
Michael O'Neill's side already have three points and they cannot finish lower than third. A draw may also power the Irish outfit into the Round of 16 of Euro 2016. Northern Ireland might also be able to make it to the knockout stages, even if they suffer a loss against Germany. In that case, they will depend on what happens in the other groups. But one thing is for sure, O'Neill will not want to wait till that time.
Meanwhile, for Germany, a draw is enough to propel them into the knockout stage of Euro 2016. The world champions are yet to impress in the tournament. Therefore, Germany manager Joachim Low will want to get the best out of his side against Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
"Group stage matches are attrition battles. I expect more openings in the knock-out stages. We want to beat Northern Ireland - they have unbelievable fighting spirit & energy," Low was quoted as saying by Eurosport.
Northern Ireland have won only twice in 14 matches against Germany. But Germany should also be aware of the fact that Northern Ireland have lost only one game out of their last 14 international matches.
Northern Ireland will want to showcase the kind of football they produced against Ukraine, when they play Germany in Paris. The manager is hopeful that his players will be at their best and they will do whatever they can to ensure the best result out of this tough fixture against the world champions.
"This is as tough a game as we'll get at any point in the tournament, but the prize is massive – the potential to go to the round of 16. If we can take something from the game – three points or one – we would be in a very strong position. [We must] approach the game in a similar fashion as we did against Ukraine," O'Neill was quoted as saying by the official website of UEFA.
"The players are really up for it. There's a real sense of excitement and they've recovered well. I think you go into the game full of confidence given the level of performance and the result against Ukraine."
"Their individual performances on the night were all fantastic as well, so they're in the right frame of mind. These are the moments you really cherish and I've no doubt that our players will take that attitude into the game and perform on the night."
Where to Watch Live
Northern Ireland vs Germany Group C game of Euro 2016 is set to begin at 6 p.m. local time(9.30 p.m. IST, 5 p.m. BST, 12 p.m. ET). All the live streaming and TV information is below.
France: TV: Bein Sports 1 and 2. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Germany: TV: SRF zwei, Sport 1.FM, WDR. Live Streaming: ARD Das Erste.
Austria: ZDF, HRT 2, ORF 1. Live Streaming: ORF TV.
Hungary: M4 Sports.
Poland: Polsat Sport 2 HD, Belarus 5, TV P1. Live Streaming: TVP Sport.
Slovakia: TV: HRT and STV.
USA: TV: ESPN 2 and ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: TSN and RDS. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Australia: TV: Bein Sports and SBS One. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Latin America: TV: DirecTV.
China and Hong Kong: TV: CCTV and LeTV.
Thailand: TV: Channel 3.
Singapore: TV: Eleven Singapore and Singtel. Live Streaming: Singtel Go.
Malaysia: TV: Astro.
Middle East and North Africa: TV: Bein Sports Max. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 3. Live Streaming: SuperSport.