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Germany vs Switzerland Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Germany face Switzerland in UEFA Nations League Group 4 – all you need to know.

Joachim Löw speaks to his Germany players on the eve of the game
Joachim Löw speaks to his Germany players on the eve of the game AFP via Getty Images

Germany face Switzerland in UEFA Nations League Group 4 in Cologne on Tuesday 13 October at 20:45 CET.

Germany vs Switzerland: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

As they stand

• Germany are second in Group A4, two points adrift of Spain. Joachim Löw's side drew their first two games 1-1, surrendering leads at home against Spain and away against Switzerland, and had to withstand another comeback in Ukraine on Saturday in a 2-1 win.

• Switzerland are bottom of the section with a point from three games, narrow losses in Ukraine (2-1) and Spain (1-0) either side of the 1-1 draw at home to Germany.

Previous meetings

Highlights: Switzerland 1-1 Germany

• The sides drew 1-1 in Group A4 in September, but Germany have still had much the better of the neighbours’ 52 meetings to date: W36 D7 L9.

• The Swiss had beaten Germany in their previous encounter, 5-3 in a May 2012 friendly in Basel in which Eren Derdiyok scored a hat-trick. It remains their lone victory in the sides’ last 21 duels (W1 D3 L17).

What the coaches say

Joachim Löw, Germany coach: "Switzerland have done well in tournaments recently. They have reached the top level in world football because they have done such a great job on player development. They are a tough challenge for any opponent. Spain created almost no chances against them. I hope we will have more focus and more precision in our game than we did against Ukraine. Also, I expect courage and the right impulses in attack."

Vladimir Petković, Switzerland: "We want to go there, produce another positive performance [like the Spain one] and pick up points while we're there. I was annoyed with our defeat by Spain. We need a bit more courage and sometimes we have to defend higher up the pitch. But we are optimistic that we can cause them problems."

Next up

14/11: Switzerland vs Spain
14/11: Germany vs Ukraine