Germany vs Spain live stream: How to watch the UEFA Nations League game online

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Before we get started with European league football, it's time to turn our attention to the UEFA Nations League national team competition. The 2020/21 iteration kicks off today with a raft of games taking place including this clash between European heavyweights Germany and Spain. We've got all of the details on how to live stream Germany vs Spain online no matter where you are in the world.

Though football has yet to kick off again in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and more, the best European players are set to compete in the 55-team tournament. Portugal lifted the inaugural Nations League trophy two years ago and will be looking to be the first team to retain the title.

The global pandemic put a pause on the majority of domestic seasons across Europe leading to a delayed end to the campaign. That delay also saw the planned Euro 2020 competition being postponed until next summer. If you were excited to see some international football, the UEFA Nations League has got you covered.

Germany face Spain in Group A4 and both teams will be looking to bounce back from their most recent disappointments in major international tournaments.

Germany's head coach Joachim Löw is under a lot of pressure after two underwhelming campaigns. His side was knocked out at the first stage in the last FIFA World Cup — a first since 1938 — and also finished bottom of Group A in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League. In fact, the side was only spared from relegation to Group B in the Nations League after the competition format was re-jigged ahead of this season.

Spain haven't been great, either. La Furia Roja were knocked out at the round of 16 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and did not make it through to the UEFA Nations League knockout rounds last time out after finishing second in the group.

Both sides, however, have a raft of young talent in their respective rosters and national team form will be out of the window following almost an entire year off of competitive games. It's bound to be an entertaining affair regardless of the result.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Germany vs Spain no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Germany vs Spain: Where and when?

Thursday's UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Spain takes place behind closed doors at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, with kick-off set for 8:45pm CEST local time.

That makes it a 7:45pm BST kick-off in the UK and a 2:45pm ET / 11:45am PT start for U.S. folks tuning. It's a a 4:45am AEST kick-off on Friday morning for those tuning in from Australia.

Watch Germany vs Spain online from outside your country

We have details of all the U.S. and UK broadcasters of the UEFA Nations League further down in this guide. If you're looking to watch the Germany vs Spain game, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as its likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet, or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to stream Germany vs Spain online in the UK

Sky Sports has extensive coverage of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League coverage in the UK, including Germany vs Spain which is being shown on the Sky Sports Premier League channel. You can add Sky Sports to your Sky or Virgin Media TV packages, or pick up a Now TV Sky Sports Pass for access to the same channels if you've cut the cord.

How to stream Germany vs Spain online in the U.S.

ESPN has broadcast rights to the UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and is splitting fixtures across its various channels and ESPN+ service. Germany vs Spain is being broadcast on ESPN2 so you'll need access to that channel to watch live.

Sling's Orange plan includes ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 which will give you access to Germany vs Spain and many other games. Hulu with Live TV is another great option with ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews. AT&T Now and YouTube TV also feature ESPN and ESPN2 plus some other sports channels that may make them better options depending on the other content you want to watch.

Over-the-top service fuboTV will live stream than Spanish-language Germany vs Spain broadcast by TUDN.

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Adam Oram
Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at [@adamoram](