Group F play begins with one of the most compelling early matches of the 2018 World Cup, as Germany takes on Mexico inside Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.
In the United States, the game is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1 (English broadcast) and Telemundo (Spanish broadcast). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game–and every other World Cup game–live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch every World Cup game live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to watch any game after it airs.
Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo are both included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch any World Cup game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Fox Sports 1 (but not Telemundo) is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch a game live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
This match comes nearly a year after Germany and Mexico met in the semifinals of the 2017 Confederations Cup also in Russia–and El Tri will be hoping Sunday’s rematch goes very differently. In that matchup, Leon Goretzka scored a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes, Timo Werner added one in the 59th, and the Germans rolled to a 4-1 victory.
What makes things even more concerning for Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad is that Germany was resting most of its first team during that tournament. No Toni Kroos. No Thomas Muller. No Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng. No Manuel Neuer. And they still made easy work of El Tri.
It’s an obvious tall task for Mexico, who are looking to advance past the group stage for the seventh consecutive World Cup. And the odds reflect that, with Osorio’s team pegged as a +600 underdog. Nevertheless, El Tri is a dangerous attacking side, and Germany has won just once in its last six matches–a less-than-inspiring 2-1 victory at home against a Saudi Arabia side that was just blasted by Russia by five goals.
The defending World champion Germans, who seek to become the first country since Brazil in 1962 to repeat as World Cup winners, want to make an early statement in what should be their most difficult test of group play, while Mexico want to prove they belong among the world’s powerhouses.
This is one you can’t miss.