Friday 24th November 2017

Melbourne City v Perth Glory Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Liverpool U18 v Sunderland U18 U18 Premier League 19:00 LFCTV
Hannover 96 v VFB Stuttgart Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
Dundee v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
West Ham v Leicester City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Tenerife v Rayo Vallecano La Liga 2 20:00 FreeSports

Saturday 25th November 2017

Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Chester v Dagenham & Redbridge National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Barnsley v Leeds United Championship 12:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sheffield United v Birmingham City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2
FC Groningen v Feyenoord Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Cagliari v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 2

Sunday 26th November 2017

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2
Ajax v Roda JC Eredivisie 11:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Southampton v Everton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Excelsior v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Genk v Standard Liege Belgian Jupiler League 13:30 FreeSports
AC Milan v Torino Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3
Genoa v Roma Serie A 14:00 BT Sport Extra 1
Hamburg v Hoffenheim Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport ESPN
Motherwell v Celtic Betfred Cup Final 15:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Huddersfield Town v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Marseille v Guingamp Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport Extra 2
Glasgow City v Hibernian Ladies Women's Scottish Cup Final 16:10 BBC ALBA
FC Cologne v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport ESPN
Lazio v Fiorentina Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Juventus v Crotone Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Monaco v PSG Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 1

Monday 27th November 2017

Fortuna Dusseldorf v Dynamo Dresden Bundesliga 2 19:30 BT Sport 3
QPR v Brentford Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Atalanta v Benevento Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Liverpool U23 v Sparta Prague U23 Premier League International Cup 19:00 LFCTV
England Women v Kazakhstan Women FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Qualifier 19:05 BBC Two
Watford v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Bordeaux v St Etienne Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Nantes v Monaco Ligue 1 18:00 BT Sport 3
Rangers v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Everton v West Ham Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
PSG v Troyes Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3

Thursday 30th November 2017

Toronto FC v Columbus Crew MLS Conference Final 2nd Leg 00:30 Sky Sports Football

Friday 1st December 2017

Seattle Sounders v Houston Dynamo MLS Conference Final 2nd Leg 03:30 Sky Sports Football
Adelaide United v Sydney FC Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Roma v SPAL Serie A 17:30 BT Sport 2
SC Freiburg v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
Leeds United v Aston Villa Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Dijon FCO v Bordeaux Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport ESPN
Napoli v Juventus Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 2
AFC Fylde v Wigan Athletic FA Cup Second Round 19:55 BBC Two

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Chelsea v Newcastle United Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Hertha Berlin v Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2
Wolfsburg v Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2
Bristol City v Middlesbrough Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Arsenal v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
FC Twente v Ajax Eredivisie 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Schalke 04 v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
Feyenoord v Vitesse Arnhem Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Torino v Atalanta Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 3
Benevento v AC Milan Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 2
Aberdeen v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
PSV Eindhoven v Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Inter Milan v Chievo Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3
Man City v West Ham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Caen v Lyon Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport 3
TBC NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup Final 17:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sampdoria v Lazio Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Montpellier v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 4th December 2017

Crotone v Udinese Serie A 18:00 BT Sport 3
Birmingham City v Wolves Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Verona v Genoa Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Chelsea U19 v Atletico Madrid U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 13:05 BT Sport 3
Bayern Munich U19 v PSG U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 17:00 BT Sport 3
Benfica v FC Basel UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Man Utd v CSKA Moscow UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Bayern Munich v PSG UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Celtic v Anderlecht UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Roma v FK Qarabag UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Barcelona v Sporting CP UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Olympiakos v Juventus UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Feyenoord U19 v Napoli U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 14:00 BT Sport 3
Real Madrid U19 v Borussia Dortmund U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 17:00 BT Sport 3
Maribor v Sevilla UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Liverpool v Spartak Moscow UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Feyenoord v Napoli UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
RB Leipzig v Besiktas UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
FC Porto v Monaco UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Tottenham Hotspur v APOEL UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 7th December 2017

Apollon Limassol v Everton UEFA Europa League Group Stage 18:00 BT Sport TBC
Arsenal v BATE Borisov UEFA Europa League Group Stage 20:05 BT Sport TBC

Friday 8th December 2017

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
VFB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Dundee v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
Sheffield United v Bristol City Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Bordeaux v Strasbourg Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport 3
TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Semi-Final 23:00 BT Sport ESPN

Saturday 9th December 2017

TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Semi-Final 01:45 BT Sport ESPN
Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 1
Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
Man Utd U18 v Liverpool U18 U18 Premier League 11:00 LFCTV - MUTV
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Hyundai A-League 11:00 BT Sport 2
West Ham v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Macclesfield Town v Wrexham National League 12:30 BT Sport 1
Bala Town v The New Saints Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Newcastle United v Leicester City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
AZ Alkmaar v Heracles Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Juventus v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3

Sunday 10th December 2017

Melbourne City v Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 3
Chievo v Roma Serie A 11:30 BT Sport ESPN
Southampton v Arsenal Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Hibernian v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
FC Utrecht v Feyenoord Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Napoli v Fiorentina Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 1
Liverpool v Everton Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Ajax v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 15:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Nantes v Nice Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport 1
Airdrieonians v Raith Rovers Scottish League One 16:10 BBC ALBA
Man Utd v Man City Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
FC Augsburg v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 3
Chelsea Ladies v Man City Women FA Women's Super League 18:30 BT Sport 1
TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Final 19:00 BT Sport ESPN
AC Milan v Bologna Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Marseille v St Etienne Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 11th December 2017

Genoa v Atalanta Serie A 18:00 BT Sport 3
Reading v Cardiff City Championship 20:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Lazio v Torino Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport ESPN
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
TBC Coupe de la Ligue Last-16 20:00 BT Sport 3

Wednesday 13th December 2017

FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Hoffenheim v VFB Stuttgart Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
Hibernian v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Feyenoord v SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button
West Ham v Arsenal Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
TBC Coupe de la Ligue Last-16 20:00 BT Sport ESPN

Thursday 14th December 2017

Ajax v Excelsior Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Friday 15th December 2017

Sydney FC v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Borussia Monchengladbach v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
TBC Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport 3

Saturday 16th December 2017

Aberdeen v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Leicester City v Crystal Palace Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Cefn Druids v Bangor City Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Man City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Cardiff City v Hull City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
PSV Eindhoven v ADO Den Haag Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sparta Rotterdam v Feyenoord Eredivisie 11:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Hearts v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
AZ Alkmaar v Ajax Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
West Brom v Man Utd Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 18th December 2017

Everton v Swansea City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Leicester City v Man City Carabao Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Bristol City v Man Utd Carabao Cup Quarter-Final 20:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

Friday 22nd December 2017

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Real Madrid v Barcelona La Liga 12:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Kilmarnock v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Everton v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Aston Villa v Sheffield United Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
PSV Eindhoven v Vitesse Arnhem Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Leicester City v Man Utd Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Sunday 24th December 2017

Ajax v Willem II Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Football
Feyenoord v Roda JC Eredivisie 15:45 Sky Sports Football

Tuesday 26th December 2017

Dundee v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Burton Albion v Leeds United Championship 15:00 Sky Sports Football
Liverpool v Swansea City Premier League 17:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Brentford v Aston Villa Championship 19:30 Sky Sports Football

Wednesday 27th December 2017

Hearts v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Newcastle United v Man City Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Thursday 28th December 2017

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 29th December 2017

St Mirren v Dundee United Scottish Championship 19:45 BT Sport 1
Cardiff City v Preston North End Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 30th December 2017

Celtic v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Man Utd v Southampton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Bristol City v Wolves Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 31st December 2017

Crystal Palace v Man City Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
West Brom v Arsenal Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 1st January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest Championship 15:00 Sky Sports Football
Everton v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Morton v St Mirren Scottish Championship 15:00 BBC ALBA
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 12th January 2018

Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 13th January 2018

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 14th January 2018

AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 15th January 2018

Man Utd v Stoke City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 20th January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Man City v Newcastle United Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 21st January 2018

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 22nd January 2018

Swansea City v Liverpool Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Tottenham Hotspur v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

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.