Germany vs. Denmark: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Soccer Championship, score, time, TV schedule etcÂ
The Group A Germany vs. Denmark match is going to be a great match. Here are two great teams from the continent that are going to fight it out. While Germany is obviously favorite, Denmark is not expected to give in meekly. There is no doubt about it.
Under 21 European Championship is another top of the line soccer tournament that will be vying for attention. The other two tournaments that are hogging limelight across the world include the ongoing FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 and Copa America 2015. Given the fact that these tournaments are more important, less attention is going to be focused on the Under 21 European Championship.
Both the teams are expected to play aggressive game with Germany coach Horst Hrubesch claiming that his side will “show their true colours from kick-off”. Denmark is not expected to let the match be an one-sided affair.
While talking about the Sunday match, the Germany coach Horst Hrubesch says, â€œThe plan is easy. We started too slowly in the first match against Serbia and so against Denmark we need to be on our game from the start. We will show our true colours from kick-off. Of course we would have preferred to win the first match, but the important factor is that we still have our destiny in our own handsâ€¦We were handed the status of favourites after the draw. That’s nice and I will take it gladly, but we are not so naive. Every team here play at a high level and the first four matches have confirmed that. If you want to reach the semi-finals, you have to fight for survival first.â€
I will keep the weaknesses of the Danish team to myself, but I can talk about their strengths. They have a compact team with a lot of tall players and are very dangerous at set pieces. Denmark have a few players who stand out, but what matters is how consistent they were throughout the whole 90 minutes in the first match.
Jess Thorup, the Denmark coach whose side easily won their first match against Czech Republic says, â€œI wasn’t that satisfied with the first 45 minutes against the Czech Republic, but we ended up winning the game, which is very important. Now, we are meeting maybe the favourites in this tournament. Though they didn’t have the best start [on matchday one], I still think they are the favourites. It will be a very difficult match but also one that we are going to look forward toâ€¦After the first 45 minutes against the Czechs we were a bit down, but we ended up winning the game and that raised our morale. We have been in high spirits throughout qualifying and I think that is still the case, if not more soâ€.
Germany: Ter Stegen; Korb, Ginter, Knoche, Schulz; Kimmich, Can; Volland, Meyer, Bittencourt; Hofmann
â€¢ Out: GÃ¼nter (suspended)
Denmark: Busk; Scholz, Vestergaard, Christensen, Knudsen; sisto, Thomsen, Christensen, JÃ¸nsson; Fischer; Poulsen
â€¢ Doubtful: SÃ¸rensen (hamstring), HÃ¸jbjerg (fatigue)
2015 uefa european under 21 championship