FIFA U17 World Cup: Brazil vs Germany-Telecast, live streaming, date, start time and where to watch online
Brazil vs Germany, FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 quarterfinal
Time and venue: 8 PM; Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Where to Watch: Sony Network and DD Sports
Live Streaming: Sony LIV
The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 has already had some mouth-watering clashes but surprisingly the biggest of the lot comes two stages before the finals as heavyweights Brazil and Germany face each other in the quarter-final stage at the iconic Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata today.
A fixture that is a clash between two different sets of footballing ideologies, Brazil taking on Germany has gotten unparalleled levels of hype and excitement over the recent years since die Mannschaft humiliated Brazil in their own backyard by scoring seven past them in the 2014 World Cup. Even though the Selecao have dished back some form of revenge by clinching Olympic Gold in 2016 by defeating the Germans in the finals, they still feel there's still some unfinished business in the revenge department. While the 7-1 result might be one that both the fans and the media have been building upon, both the coaches have so far downplayed every question put forward.
Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu said he'd rather forget about the incident and focus more on the positive side of the game when the Samba boys won Olympic gold. His opposition counterpart Christian Wuck, too stated how the famous result won't be an added pressure to his boys.
"It's been 3 years since the win. It's a game that we will never forget in Germany but it was another team, not my team, not the U17 team.I think tomorrow its a completely different game and we have no pressure from that game in 2014," he said in his pre-match press conference. But both coaches haven't failed to highlight how big the match is for their respective players while addressing the press.
"I think there won’t be a lot greater for my boys than to play against Brazil and that too in the quarterfinals of a World Cup. I think that’s the biggest game of their careers so far. We are very happy to be playing against such a team in the quarterfinals and are eagerly looking forward to it." said a smiling Wuck, who feels his team are well prepared for the pace and skills of the Brazilians.
"We know their game, we know that they are team players and also have immense individual talents, they are very strong and fast, but the Germans are also no less. We scored a lot in the Euros, here in India we created a lot of chances but we couldn’t convert that many, so I think if we are able to make the most of our chances tomorrow, then we have a good chance of winning." he further added.
Germany will be missing out on key midfield man Dennis Jastrzembski due to suspension and injury fears also loom over three of their players in Yannick Keitel, Shaverd Cetin and Nick Kuehn. The Germans have bounced back well since the 4-0 loss to Iran and with striker Jann Fiete-Arp among goals, they will be hoping to keep it up.
Brazil on the other hand, who have been playing their own distinctive style of football and haven't set a foot wrong in the tournament so far could very well have 'home advantage' given the City of Joy's love for the nation's footballing exploits. Talking on the topic the coach expressed his eagerness to play in front of a capacity crowd but waived off the tag of favourites.
"I don't think we have an advantage because of the crowd or anything. I think all teams are prepared for competitions like this.Germany are well prepared for this too I am sure."
Undefeated in the group, Brazil have scored nine goals so far, eight of which have come from open play and they have conceded only once. An attack spearheaded by the likes of Lincoln, Paulinho and Brenner with midfielder Alan acting as the architect, Brazil are very potent going forward.
The match which is expected to be played out in front of a packed Salt Lake Stadium could very well be another World Cup classic.
Players to Look Out For :
Brazil: Alan, Paulinho, Lincoln
Germany: Jan Fiete-Arp, Nicholas Kuehn, Elias Abouchabaka