Germany vs Belarus Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

?Germany lock horns with Belarus at Borussia Park in Mönchengladbach as Die Mannschaft aim to seal qualification for Euro 2020. 

Germany are currently level on points with the Netherlands but sit second in their group due to an inferior head-to-head with the Dutch.owever, they will be able to qualify with a win if Northern Ireland fail to come away with a result in their next match against Ronald Koeman’s side. 

Meanwhile Belarus occupy fourth place on four points after winning only one, drawing one and losing five of their opening seven games.

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Joachim Löw will view this as a crucial game for his German side in terms of booking their place at Euro 2020 and will be hoping to achieve qualification from Group C as soon as possible. 

With that said, here is 90mins preview for Saturday’s fixture. 


Where to Watch

?When Is Kick Off? ?Saturday 16 November
?What Time Is Kick Off? ?19:45 (GMT)
?Where Is It Played? ?Borussia-Park
?TV Channel/Live Stream? ?Sky Sports Football HD
?Referee? ?Orel Grinfeld (ISR)

Team News

Löw will have a number of absentees as Julian Draxler (match fitness), Marcel Halstenberg (thigh), Kai Havertz (thigh), Thilo Kehrer (foot), Marco Reus (ankle), Antonio Rüdiger (groin), Kevin Trapp (shoulder) Leroy Sane & Niklas Süle (both knee) and Emre Can (suspended) all remain unavailable. 

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Belarus manager Mikhail Markhel only has one injury concern to worry about, with Ivan Bakhar sustaining an unspecified injury that rules him out of Saturday’s game. 

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Predicted Lineups

?Germany: Neuer; Klostermann, Ginter, Tah, Schulz; Kimmich, Kroos, Goretzka; Gnabry, Brandt, Werner ?
?Belarus: ?Gutor; Veretilo, Martynovich, Naumov, Polyakov; Yablonski, Kovalev; Dragun, Maevski, Stasevich; Laptev

Head-to-Head Record

This will be the third meeting between the two sides, with Germany winning two of those three fixtures as both sides also drew 2-2 in an international friendly back in May 2008. 

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Germany won the reverse fixture 2-0 in Borisov back in June with Sané and Reus scoring the goals, meaning DFB hold an aggregate score of 4-2 over their Belarusian counterparts. 


Recent Form

Despite losing 4-2 at the hands of the Netherlands in early September, Germany are the in-form side in Group C, winning 11 of their last 13 European qualifiers dating back to 2014. Moreover, Germany have won five of their last seven (1D 1L) in all competitions. 

Germany have scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten games – scoring 28 in total – and have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches. 

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Contrastingly, Belarus have lost six of their last eight games, conceding 13 goals in the process. Things are not much better at the other end of the pitch, as the White Wings have scored a measly four goals in their last eight games. 

The eastern European side have a poor away record in the Euro 2020 qualifiers (L2 W1) and currently sit 81st in the FIFA World Rankings, 68 places behind their opponents in 13th. 

Here is how both teams have fared in their previous five fixtures.

Germany? ?Belarus
?Estonia 0-3 Germany (13/10) ?Belarus 1-2 Netherlands (13/10)
?N. Ireland 0-2 Germany (09/10) ?Belarus 0-0 Estonia (10/10)
?Germany 2-4 Netherlands (06/09) Estonia 1-2 Belarus (06/09)
?Germany 8-0 Estonia (11/06) ?Belarus 0-1 N. Ireland (11/06)
?Belarus 0-2 Germany (08/06) ?Belarus 0-2 Germany (08/06)

Prediction

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Given the superiority of the German side in terms of points and personnel, this should be a relatively straightforward game for Löw and co. 

A win is imperative for Germany as they look to achieve qualification from Group C in the smoothest manner possible, meanwhile Belarus will be hoping they do not finish rock bottom of Group C as they hold a three-point lead over Estonia who remain in fifth. 

All in all a comfortable win should be on the cards for Germany, who should ease past Belarus in their penultimate game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Prediction: Germany 4-0 Belarus


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Transfer Rumours: Dani Olmo & Erling Haaland Latest, Arsenal Chasing Second Division Player & More

This is superrumours TV show and today I’ll be writing the transfer rumours.

?This is for the gigolos and gigolettes!

Don’t try this at home and I hope you like it, WOOP WOOP!

?*angrily takes off t-shirt and grunts, shouting and pointing*

F*ck! This! Sh*t!

*Dives in to transfer rumours*

Big thanks to Super Humman for the inspiration.


Sheffield United Looking to Sign a Morón

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(Image: Loren Morón trying to put his t-shirt on backwards)

Sheffield United, notably, have been doing very well since their return to the Premier League.

Fifth in the table after 12 games and having the second-best defence in the division? Nothing to be sniffed at. And it seems like they’re within their rights to start thinking about their long-term future rubbing shoulders with the big six, and to think about beating Arsenal on a regular basis over the next few years off the back of their recent form.

In order to do this, they fancy making another attempt to sign Loren Morón, who has fired eight goals in 12 La Liga fixtures so far this term. 

Grada 3 (via ?SportWitness) report that they fancy making their move again after failing to convince the player to join them in the summer. He’s got a release clause of €40m though and Betis aren’t keen on selling for less, so there’s ya problem.


Italian Reports Now Saying Spurs & West Ham Want Mario Mandzukic, Obviously

Mario Mandzukic

(Image: Mario Mandzukic bored of reading transfer rumours about himself)

Mario Mandzukic has been linked with moves to ?Bayern Mu?nich, Al-Rayyan and Manchester United over the last few months, though the most recent reports will have you believe that it is in fact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – with his ideal signing age of 23 in mind – closest to signing the 33-year-old Croatian.

Fabio Paratici has been in London recently trying to force the deal through this week, but ?Calciomercato are reporting that while on his travels he’s been ‘evaluating alternatives’ – with Spurs and West Ham now claimed to be on his list of admirers.

He does sound very West Ham, tbf.


Arsenal Target Talks Up Potential January Transfer

Orel Mangala

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?Arsenal were interested in signing Stuttgart and Belgium Under-21 player Orel Mangala in the summer, though faced competition at the time from the likes of Marseille, Lille and Roma.

He ended up staying with the German second division club, but he’s had a chat with ?HLN recently and seemingly put himself in the shop window again, saying he’d even buy himself if he could afford it.

“Anything is possible,” he said. “If I had the money, I would buy myself. You know, it is good to hear such amounts. It is an appreciation for my work. That is always nice.”


Conte Fancies Reunion With Chelsea Star at Inter, for He Loves a Reunion

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(Image: Olivier Giroud receiving a handshake from Antonio Conte guaranteeing he would try to sign him for another club when it inevitably went tits up at Chelsea)

Antonio Conte loves signing players he’s worked with before. So it’s no surprise to see ?Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that he’s trying to sign Olivier Giroud as a deputy to Romelu Lukaku. 

Giroud can barely get a look in at Chelsea (we tried to tell ?Chris Deeley that before he decided to select him early for his Draft FPL team in August) and as a result it should be that he’s available for around €6-7m in January.

Maybe Conte will manage to get Nemanja Matic in January too, in some kind of weird 30-plus-year-old-cut-price-package-deal-from-the-Premier League. 


Dinamo Head Coach Claims Dani Olmo Has ‘So Many Offers’

Dani Olmo

(Image: Dani Olmo seeing ‘many offers’ worth lots of money come in for him)

Tottenham, Man Utd, Liverpool and Milan have been among the clubs linked in chief to Dani Olmo – a moderately famous man who is very good at football – over the last few months.

Olmo plays for Dinamo Zagreb at the moment (perhaps this is why he’s not more than moderately famous) and did star for Spain at the Under-21 European Championship in the summer, scoring three times. But he could get a big move very soon, if you’re going to believe his head coach.

Nenad Bjelica, speaking to 24sata, said: “Dani is impressive both as a footballer and as a person. Very modest and ambitious at the same time. He wants to learn every day and I’m proud to have him on the team.

“I think we are just watching his last matches at Dinamo. There are so many offers. In the end, the club and the player will decide together what is best for both sides. He is ready to play for the best clubs in Europe.”


Man Utd ‘Far Ahead’ in Race to Sign Erling Haaland Despite Bayern Interest

Erling Haaland

(Image: Erling Haaland realising that no matter how many goals he actually scores, he is inevitably going to end up signing for Manchester United)

Erling Haaland is all the rage at the moment. And why wouldn’t he be when he’s bagged five separate hat-tricks by November, contributing to an overall number of 26 goals in 18 matches to date.

Everybody wants him. Kicker have linked Bayern Munich with a move for him over the past couple of days, citing that the club are looking for someone to take the burden from Robert Lewandowski, who can’t stop scoring himself. 

Whether a lad who sleeps with five hat-trick balls and listens to the Champions League theme tune in his car would wan’t to play second fiddle to anybody remains to be seen, however. And while Manchester United don’t actually have UCL football themselves to enjoy this season (maybe he can listen to the Europa League music instead, but not quite as catchy), Norwegian outlet Dagbladet report United to be front-runners in the race to sign him.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – fellow Norwegian, for this counts a lot – has worked with the player before at Molde, and that’s specifically talked up as an advantage for ?United. And Solskjaer has even pressed the club’s notoriously incapable transfer team of making sure this move gets done.

It won’t be that simple, but you never know.


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PSG Open Negotiations With Inter Over Permanent Mauro Icardi Deal

?Paris Saint-Germain officials have opened talks with Mauro Icardi’s agent, Wanda Nara, to try and finalise a permanent move to the French capital for the Argentine striker.

Icardi sealed a loan move away from Inter in early September having disgruntled the fans and hierarchy in Milan, with PSG negotiating the option to sign the striker permanently if they wish.

Mauro Icardi

Icardi has enjoyed a fantastic start to life with PSG, firing nine goals in his opening ten games, and now ?Nicolò Schira claims that the Ligue 1 giants have met with Nara to finalise a €65m permanent switch for the striker.

PSG want to activate their option in the next few months, with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi already said to be preparing a five-year contract for ?Icardi.

The French side’s eagerness to conclude a deal is easy to understand. The 26-year-old is one of the finest strikers around and he has quickly adapted to life in Paris, taking ?Edinson Cavani‘s place in the starting lineup as a result of his electric form.

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Cavani is 32 years old and will find himself out of contract at the end of the season, so PSG are seemingly eager to move quickly and ensure they have a permanent striker on their books for the foreseeable future.

As for ?Inter, they will likely also be happy to strike a deal. In an ideal world, they would have liked to keep Icardi but, after learning of his determination to leave, they brought in ?Romelu Lukaku during the summer.

Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte’s side have moved on from Icardi. With a forward line of Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez, I Nerazzurri have climbed to second in the ?Serie A standings, just one point behind league leaders ?Juventus.

The chance to recover €65m will likely be well received by Inter, who could use that money to strike January deals for the likes of ?Napoli‘s Dries Mertens and ?Barcelona‘s ?Arturo Vidal, both of whom have been linked with moves to the club.


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When and Where to Watch Inter’s Players During the November International Break

Off the back of a strong start to the season, 12 Inter players have been rewarded with international call ups by their respective nations. 

Romelu Lukaku has been among the goals so far this season and will be hoping to carry his strong form over to international duty. They face an away game against Russia and Cyprus at home to finish off their European Championship qualifying campaign. 

Of those Inter players representing their nations this month, here’s a look at when and where you can catch them in action.

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All TV/live stream information relates to UK availability.


Lautaro Martinez (Argentina)

Lautaro Martinez

The Argentinian has been in fine form for his club, finding the back of the net eight times in all competition so far. Despite the big money signing of Romelu Lukaku as competition for Martinez up front, the Argentine has seen his fair share of game time, starting alongside the Belgian and contributing well.

With an impressive record for Argentina of nine goals in just 15 caps, Martinez will be hoping to use these friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay to further cement his place in the national team’s squad. 

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Argentina vs Brazil 15 Nov @ 17.00 (BST) Not on TV
Argentina vs Uruguay 18 Nov @ 19.15 (BST) Not on TV

Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)

Marcelo Brozovic

Marcelo Brozovic has been hugely influential in the Inter midfield and it is no surprise to see him receiving a call up to the Croatia squad.

Brozovic recently reached 50 caps for the national team and will be hoping to continue adding to his tally with fine performances against Slovakia and Georgia in their upcoming qualifiers.

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Croatia vs Slovakia 16 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Premier League
Croatia vs Georgia 19 Nov @ 17.00 (BST) Not on TV

Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands)

Stefan De Vrij

Stefan de Vrij has been an important figure in an Inter defence that has only conceded 12 times in the league so far. Despite missing the first couple of fixtures through injury this season, De Vrij has quickly earned his place back and shown why he is such a crucial part of Inter’s success.

De Vrij has so far amassed 37 caps for the Netherlands but is currently in a battle with Juventus wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt to win his place back in the starting line-up. De Vrij will face an away game against Northern Ireland before facing Estonia at home to end their qualifying campaign.

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Northern Ireland vs Netherlands 16 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Football
Netherlands vs Estonia 19 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

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Since his big money move from Manchester United, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has been a key player in Inter’s current run in the league. The Italian giants sit 2nd and they have a lot to thank Lukaku for, with the powerhouse striker scoring nine times in the league. However, despite his success in the league, he is yet to score for Inter in the Champions League.

He faces an away game against Russia and a home fixture against Cyprus as their final games in the qualifying campaign. Belgium have already qualified for the finals in 2020.

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Russia vs Belgium 16 Nov @ 17.00 (BST) Sky Sports Premier League
Belgium vs Cyprus 19 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Mix

Milan Skriniar (Slovakia)

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Slovakian Milan Skriniar has been able to form a successful partnership at the back with Stefan de Vrij so far this season. The pair have conceded just 12 goals in Serie A so far, keeping four clean sheets in the process. His good form has earned him a call up to the Slovakian team where he will be hoping to add to his 29 caps. 

Slovakia will face Croatia away before returning home to finish their campaign against Azerbaijan. 

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Croatia vs Slovakia 16 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Premier League
Slovakia vs Azerbaijan 19 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button

Nicolo Barella and Cristiano Biraghi (Italy)

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?Nicolo Barella started off as a bit-part player after signing on loan for Inter, but has forced his way into the starting line-up for the giants in recent weeks. Barella has had a solid start to his league campaign so far, creating chances for the likes of Lukaku and claimed three assists and a goal so far. His good recent form has earned him a call up to the Italian national team. Despite being just 22 years old, he has already earned himself 10 caps for the national team.

Cristiano Biraghi has been forced to play slightly out of position as more of a left winger this season, with Danilo D’Ambrosio preferred at left back for most of the season and loanee Alexis Sanchez currently injured. Despite being out of position, he has played well enough to earn a call up to the Italy squad where he will look to add to his six caps against Bosnia and Armenia. 

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Bosnia vs Italy 15 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button
Italy vs Armenia 18 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button

Matias Vecino and Diego Godin (Uruguay)

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Matias Vecino has so far struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI for Inter, featuring eight times this season but only four as a starter. Despite a difficult start to the season, including battling a muscle injury, he has done enough to earn a call up to the Uruguay squad.

Diego Godin is currently battling Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar for a starting place in the back four. Despite being 33 years old, he has featured fairly frequently this season and done enough to stand out and earn a call up to earn his 134th cap for the senior Uruguay squad against Hungary or Argentina. 

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Hungary vs Argentina 15 Nov @ 18.00 (BST) Not on TV
Argentina vs Uruguay 18 Nov @ 19.15 (BST) Not on TV

Valentino Lazaro (Austria)

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Young right midfielder Valentino Lazaro has struggled for game time so far this season. Despite starting and playing the majority of Inter’s last two league fixtures, he has featured just three times in the league this season and five times in all competitions. At just 23, however, he is a much more regular contributor at international level, and he has already received 26 caps, scoring three times for his national team. 

He will face North Macedonia and Latvia. 

Game Date/Time Channel/Live Stream
Austria vs North Macedonia 16 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button
Latvia vs Austria 19 Nov @ 19.45 (BST) Sky Sports Red Button

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Transfer Rumours: Bergwijn Opens Door to Man Utd Move, the ‘Korean Van Dijk’, Kean to Milan & More

?In the biggest piece of transfer news since the summer, Arsene Wenger has signed for FIFA ahead of local rivals Bayern Munich.

That, is some big news. However, Wenger, unfortunately, does not play football.

Yeah, but these guys do! And so well, in fact, that clubs want to sign them!

The usual suspects ?Manchester United feature, but so do a handful of other Premier League clubs. Oh yes, it’s rumour time, and here’s what today has in stall for you all.


Inter to Back Antonio Conte Once More for Swedish Star

Dejan Kulusevski

The decision to appoint Conte and give him a substantial amount on money to fling around appears to be paying dividends at ?Inter. Sitting second in ?Serie A behind Juventus, things are looking up for one half of San Siro.

But that isn’t the end of the resurgence according to ?Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski is next on their wishlist. The 19-year-old midfielder is on loan from Atalanta but has been ripping it up in Serie A with five assists and two goals in his 12 league outings.

With a price tag of €30m he won’t come cheap, but for once he is the right side of 30, with the likes of Arturo Vidal no longer options for the Nerazzurri. 

The report also mentions Christian Eriksen being eyed, but I’m sure we’ll see plenty more of that cropping up in due course.


Andrea Conti’s Agent Reveals Crystal Palace Snub

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While there was endless talk of Wilfried Zaha’s potential departure from the ?Eagles over the summer, it, somewhat, masked the fact they barely made a signing of note.

?AC Milan’s Conti was supposedly one such target, however, his agent Mario Giuffredi told MilanNews (via ?Sport Witness) that his client wasn’t interested and would rather stay and fight for his place with the Rossoneri.

He said: “Yes, in the summer he had Parma, Werder Bremen, Crystal Palace, Spal, and other teams, at least 5-6 proposals. But he insisted on staying here at Milan.”

Milan are 14th at present and considerably rubbish. Clearly he thought the move was too big for him at this stage of his career.


Watford Facing Issues in Pursuit of Kim Min Jae

Kim Min-Jae

And no, not financial issues, work visa problems or that fact that they’ve won just one match all season. On no, it is that darned Asian Champions League and their blasted rules, that’s what.

Nicknamed both ‘The Monster’ and the ‘Korean Van Dijk’, the central defender has caught the eye of ?Watford with some fine performances for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan. 

The issues are, however, that the competition has specific rules regarding the use of foreign players. Each participating club may register four foreign participating players although at least one of these must have the nationality of an AFC Member Association – which just so happens to be only Kim Min Jae, at present.

Therefore, as the ?Watford Observer have said, a replacement will need to be found relatively swiftly in order for a move to take place. And if they don’t, well, they probably won’t let him leave, you’d think. 


Tahith Chong Puts New Man Utd Contract to One Side as Talks Stall

Tahith Chong

One third of the triumphant trio of players with cracking barnets alongside Matteo Guendouzi and David Luiz, the only problem for (Cheech &) Chong is that he isn’t getting a game at Old Trafford. So much so, that ?rumours have been circulating that he will refuse to sign a new deal with the Red Devils after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by.

While not flat out denying this, Chong was a touch candid in his response to being asked when he’ll put pen to paper.

“It’s early right now,” Chong told FOX Sports, via the ?Mirror. “I’m still a player of Manchester United and the season is in full swing. My focus is on that. The contract will come naturally. I am now focusing on this season.”

With a potential free-contract move on the cards, Juventus are thought to be lurking and ready to pounce. And, in other news, water is wet and the Pope wears a pointy hat.


Moise Kean Enters AC Milan Talks After Slow Start to Everton Career

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By that I mean, notorious super-agent Mino Raiola enters AC Milan talks.

Because yes, the young Italian striker has been struggling massively since making the move to ?Everton last summer, with some uninspiring performances and failing to turn up to team meetings painting a rather bleak outlook on Merseyside.

All these issues together have combined to prompt Raiola to speak to Milan, ahead of what could be a January move. That’s all according to ?Calcio Mercato, who also remind us that Milan failed to sign the 19-year-old during the summer as well.

It seems a bit premature for the Toffees to be rid of Kean just yet, although, this is Raiola we’re talking about, so he could just be sh*t-stirring as usual. What the player’s views are on this is unsure, but he won’t be all that chuffed with the lack of game time, that’s for sure.


Steven Bergwijn Open to Man Utd Move in Future

Steven Bergwijn

And now for the piece de la resistance. The crowning glory. The transfer rumour equivalent to a brown paper bag full of dog poo burning on your front porch.

According to the ?Mirror, PSV Eindhoven winger Bergwijn would be open to a Man Utd move if the club were to return to the Champions League.

When in actual fact, a ‘source’ close to the Dutchman (out of absolutely nowhere) has suggested he could leave PSV in search of top-level European football. No mention of United, whatsoever, and the source isn’t quoted or cited in anyway, either.

By that reckoning, the headline could equally read ‘Steven Bergwijn tells Norwich City transfer is on if they return to Champions League’. Pretty sure the Canaries wouldn’t mind snapping the winger up, like any club, for that matter.

Essentially, a half-decent footballer could leave the Dutch league for Champions League football. United are nowhere near that, but sod it, let’s throw them in there, because they want to sign everyone. 


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