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Spain vs Germany EURO 2024 quarter-final preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, possible line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final between Spain and Germany.

Spain and Germany meet in the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-finals on Friday 5 July.

Spain vs Germany at a glance

When: Friday 5 July (18:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Stuttgart Arena, Stuttgart
What: UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage here

Where to watch Spain vs Germany on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA EURO 2024 broadcast partner(s) here. 

What do you need to know?

By most metrics, this quarter-final pits together the best teams in the competition. The joint record EURO winners are the leading scorers in 2024, have conjured the most attempts on target, lead the way in terms of passing accuracy and have conceded just three goals between them. And they have done it all in entertaining fashion, blending precocious youth and wise old(er) heads.

"It will definitely be a match of equals," says Germany skipper İlkay Gündoğan. "The two sides are probably playing the best football in the tournament at the moment. It will come down to who deals better with not having the ball at times and not panicking." Barcelona's Gündoğan will come face to face with club-mates past (Rodri) and present (Lamine Yamal, for one), a measure of the depth of intrigue. Strap yourselves in.

Possible line-ups

Spain: Unai Simón; Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Cucurella; Pedri, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz; Yamal, Morata, Williams
Misses next match if booked: Carvajal, Le Normand, Morata, Vivian

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Rüdiger, Tah, Raum; Andrich, Kroos; Musiala, Gündoğan, Wirtz; Havertz
Misses next match if booked: Andrich, Mittelstädt, Rüdiger

When are yellow cards wiped?

Cautions from matches in the final tournament that have not resulted in a suspension expire on completion of the quarter-finals. They are not carried forward to the semi-finals.

For more information, check out the official regulations.

Route to the quarter-finals


Group B

3-0 vs Croatia (Morata 29, Fabián Ruiz 32, Carvajal 45+2)
1-0 vs Italy (Calafiori og 55)
1-0 vs Albania (Ferran Torres 13)

Round of 16
4-1 vs Georgia (Rodri 39, Fabián Ruiz 51, Williams 75, Olmo 83; Le Normand og 18)

Nico Williams' last-16 strike


Group A
5-1 vs Scotland (Wirtz 10, Musiala 19, Havertz 45+1 pen, Füllkrug 68, Can 90+3; Rüdiger og 87)
2-0 vs Hungary (Musiala 22, Gündoğan 67)
1-1 vs Switzerland (Füllkrug 90+2; Ndoye 28)

Round of 16
2-0 vs Denmark (Havertz 53 pen, Musiala 68)

Tactical Analysis: Germany vs Denmark

Expert predictions

Graham Hunter, Spain reporter

A clash of the titans. Perhaps the two best teams so far at EURO 2024; a simply unmissable match. Why do I have such faith that La Roja can halt Germany and continue what I think can be a surge to their fourth title? Because the planning, talent, confidence, attitude, quality and, crucially, solutions, are at such a high level. May the better team win.

Philip Röber, Germany reporter

Where to begin? From "Musiala/Wirtz vs Yamal/Williams" to "the early final" and "a battle of the possession machines", this match is generating an endless stream of storylines. If Germany can reproduce their high intensity levels while adding a little more efficiency than in previous outings, I think they have a good chance of going through. Who will emerge triumphant? It's a coin toss.

Torres' EURO 2008 final winner vs Germany

Views from the camps

Luis de la Fuente, Spain coach: "It's going to be an equal game. It could have been the EURO final and I think it'll be an even game on a footballing level. Germany always start matches strongly, so obviously we'll try and counter that. We'll try and take the initiative and go all-out from the first minute."

Julian Nagelsmann, Germany coach: "It's not a final, it's a quarter-final. We want to be one of the teams in the semi-final. Spain want to be champions as well, so it'll be a tough game. Both teams are good in possession, have good counter-pressing qualities and can put their opponents under pressure."

EURO 2024 Team Talk: Germany

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