When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group B game between Germany and Denmark.
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Germany meet Denmark at Brentford Community Stadium in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group B on Friday 8 July.
Germany vs Denmark at a glance
When: Friday 8 July, 21:00 CET
Where: Brentford Community Stadium, London
What: Group B, Matchday 1
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here
Where to watch Germany vs Denmark on TV
What do you need to know?
Denmark ended Germany's pursuit of a seventh successive Women's EURO title with a 2-1 win in the 2017 quarter-finals, Therese Nielsen hitting the late winner in Rotterdam. However, if there is evidence that Germany are no longer invincible, the Danes will be under no illusion as to the task that awaits them at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Germany: Frohms; Gwinn, Hendrich, Hegering, Rauch; Oberdorf, Däbritz, Magull; Huth, Schüller, Bühl
Denmark: Christensen; Sevecke, Stine Pedersen, Veje; Thomsen, Troelsgaard, Sofie Pedersen, Svava; Madsen, Bruun, Harder
Anna-Sophia Vollmerhausen, Germany reporter
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has made no secret of the fact that their full focus has been on preparing for this game. After strolling through the qualifying rounds, they now have a chance to avenge their 2017 quarter-final defeat against Denmark. With a wealth of attacking options at their disposal, including Frauen Bundesliga top scorer Lea Schüller, all eyes will be on seeing how the defence – bolstered by the return of Marina Hegering – holds up. Getting off to a good start will be crucial for Germany.
Sture Sandø, Denmark reporter
This opening match for Denmark could very well turn out to be decisive. The Danes have great respect for their German counterparts, but they still see opportunities to punish them if they leave too much space in behind. We will see a Danish team that will try to play through and past the German pressure and attempt to take advantage of speedy wingers. Look out for forward Pernille Harder, wing-back Sofie Svava and defender Katrine Veje.
Last six games: WLWLLD (most recent first)
Last match: Germany 7-0 Switzerland, 24/06
Women's EURO 2017: quarter-finals (L 2-1 vs Denmark)
Last six games: LWWWWL (most recent first)
Last match: Denmark 1-2 Norway, 29/06
Women's EURO 2017: runners-up (L 4-2 vs Netherlands)
View from the camps
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Germany coach: "The team are ready. Fortunately, everyone is fit and healthy and we have no injuries to report. The details will decide this game, because we have two good teams facing off. It might come down to who is luckier on the day, or who manages to take advantage of a mistake, as well as the opportunities to counter."
Lars Søndergaard, Denmark coach: "What we have been anticipating for a very long time is approaching. We should be looking forward to this tournament, which I'm sure will be fantastic. We're in a good place. How good it is will show when it all begins. But the feeling is good."
Katrine Veje, Denmark defender: "We know what the Germans can do. I played against Bayern in the Champions League with Malmö, and they are just insanely good technically and have pace beyond compare. So we need to be brave and avoid being pressed."