Monday 19th February 2018

Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Chelsea v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Bayern Munich v Besiktas UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Sevilla v Man Utd UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 18:00 BT Sport TBC
Arsenal v Ostersunds UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 20:05 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd February 2018

Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
Mainz v Wolfsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Livingston v Dundee United Scottish Championship 19:35 BBC ALBA

Saturday 24th February 2018

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Perth Glory v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 11:00 BT Sport 2
Leicester City v Stoke City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Kilmarnock v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Watford v Everton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Werder Bremen v Hamburg Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2

Sunday 25th February 2018

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2
Pune City v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV
Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 13:30 Sky Sports Football
Arsenal v Man City Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Chelsea Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2
RB Leipzig v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 26th February 2018

Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 27th February 2018

St Johnstone v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 4th March 2018

Jamshedpur v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Liverpool v FC Porto UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
PSG v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Man City v FC Basel UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Man Utd v Sevilla UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Besiktas v Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 17:00 BT Sport TBC
Barcelona v Chelsea UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd March 2018

Netherlands v England International Friendly 19:45 ITV

Tuesday 27th March 2018

England v Italy International Friendly 20:00 ITV

Thursday 14th June 2018

Russia v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV

Friday 15th June 2018

Egypt v Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Morocco v Iran FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Portugal v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 16th June 2018

France v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 11:00 BBC One
Argentina v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 14:00 ITV
Peru v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 17:00 BBC One
Croatia v Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 20:00 ITV

Sunday 17th June 2018

Costa Rica v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Germany v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Brazil v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 18th June 2018

Sweden v South Korea FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Belgium v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Tunisia v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Colombia v Japan FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Poland v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Russia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Portugal v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Iran v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Thursday 21st June 2018

Denmark v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
France v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Argentina v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Nigeria v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Serbia v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Belgium v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
South Korea v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Germany v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Sunday 24th June 2018

England v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Japan v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Poland v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 25th June 2018

Uruguay v Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Saudi Arabia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Iran v Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Spain v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Denmark v France FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Australia v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Nigeria v Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Iceland v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Wednesday 27th June 2018

South Korea v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Mexico v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Serbia v Brazil FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Switzerland v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Thursday 28th June 2018

Japan v Poland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Senegal v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
England v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Panama v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Saturday 30th June 2018

Winner Group C v Second Place Group D FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group A v Second Place Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Sunday 1st July 2018

Winner Group B v Second Place Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group D v Second Place Group C FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Monday 2nd July 2018

Winner Group E v Second Place Group F FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group G v Second Place Group H FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Winner Group F v Second Place Group E FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group H v Second Place Group G FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Friday 6th July 2018

QF1 v QF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 15:00 TBC
QF5 v QF6 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 7th July 2018

QF7 v QF8 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 13:00 TBC
QF3 v QF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 10th July 2018

SF1 v SF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Wednesday 11th July 2018

SF3 v SF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 14th July 2018

Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Third Place Play-Off 15:00 TBC

Sunday 15th July 2018

Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Final 16:00 BBC One - ITV

German Football

In Germany football is by far the most popular sport for both spectators and those taking part.  With over 26,000 football clubs and playing under the DFG (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) it makes up almost 10% of the country’s population.

The top league in German football is known as the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal Cup and DFL Supercup make up the most important competitions in the country.

German club football also enjoys one of the largest live TV audiences which helps to fund teams and make it more affordable for fans to watch football live in Germany.

The German National team is widely regarded as being one of the strongest national teams in both European competition and the world. Having won 4 World Cup titles they are only second behind Brazil on 5.

The German National team are joint leaders in European Championship wins on 3 titles alongside Spain. Germany’s international titles combine those of West Germany and East Germany when the country was split.

Club Football History in Germany

With the first club match in Germany taking place in 1874 it is one of the oldest football associations in the world. The game was brought to the country when schoolteachers August Hermann and Konrad Koch got a round football from England and the game grew in popularity in Germany from there.

The first club in Germany was formed in 1874 in Dresden by Englishmen working in the area. By 1900 86 clubs got together to created the DFB

The German National team has been representing the country since 1908. Following the War the German national team was split between East and West Germany until the reunification in 1990. The German national team play in a number of the country’s larger stadiums for their home games. This gives people from around the country the opportunity to see the team frequently.

German Football TV Rights

German football live on TV is one of the most lucrative contracts in the game and as recently as 2016 the German league negotiated a deal worth 4.64b Euros over 4 years.

This deal saw an incredible rise of around 85% to the income of the top two divisions in German football and will start from the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

The allocation of the money is still to be decided so clubs will have to wait to find out what kind of share they will receive. Other leagues tend to take into account the finishing position of the club as well as the popularity and draw that each specific team might have to viewers.

As well as TV rights there are also other media rights and advertising revenue that help to fund the financing of German club football. This money is also shared out by rank and finishing positions in the previous 5 seasons.

German Footballs Impact on Germany

We already mentioned just how many people are involved in football in Germany but almost 50,000 people are employed through professional football in Germany. It goes without saying that the players, coaches and managers are the first to spring to mind but there are a lot of other people involved such as cleaners, catering staff and companies and security staff to name a few.

Because of the amount of people involved in German football, how many people go to watch German football live and the huge TV rights attributed to German club football the country takes a significant amount in taxes every season.

During the 2013/14 season German football contributed over 875 million euros to the economy through taxes. As TV revenue increases with attendances this is likely to grow in the future.

Attendances

German footballs low ticket prices and subsidised away travel has ensured that it can boast the highest attendance percentages in the world. With an average Bundesliga attendance of over 40,000 for every games this is equal to around 90% capacity. The second tier of German club football, Bundesliga 2, is also the best in the world with average attendances of almost 18,000.

The future of German Football

As German footballs dominance in both International and club football is impressive it is its attitude to moving forward and progressing that makes it even more impressive.

Germany has dedicated over 1 billion Euros since 2002 to create centres of excellence and training facilities for the country’s top clubs to nurture their own youth development programmes.

It looks like Brazil could well be caught sooner rather than later by Germany who are chasing their 5th world cup and unless Spain produce some special teams in the future Germany could well add to their haul of European Championship titles.