Update: Today’s match has been cancelled. Hannover Stadium has been evacuated for security reasons. Click here for more information.
Germany lost 2-0 to France four days ago, but the scoreline is irrelevant. After sleeping in Stade de France into Saturday for security reasons, Germany manager Joachim Low originally thought today’s game against the Netherlands would be cancelled. But Low changed his mind, to “send a message for freedom and democracy.” Low spoke with reporters before Tuesday’s friendly:
“It was a horrible, terrible night. Once we had landed back in Frankfurt, I had the feeling that the [Netherlands] game could not take place. But having slept on it for a night, it became clear that the game had to go ahead. It’s going to be a clear message for freedom and democracy. It is about respect and support for our French friends. If we manage to turn this game into a signal, then we will already have won, regardless of the result. We are all of the opinion that it’s good that we stand by our values and that this game takes place.”
Tuesday marks the end of a disappointing year for the Netherlands. The team failed to qualify for EURO 2016 and instead will look ahead to 2018 World Cup qualification. Expect some younger faces in this match, as the Netherlands looks ahead and Germany rests it’s players that have EPL action later this week.
Here are the basics before kickoff:
DATE: November 17, 2015
CHANNEL: Unavailable on TV in the United States. For international viewers, click here to find the channel in your country.
KICKOFF TIME: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
LIVE STREAM: Click here for all the live stream information.