GERMANY take on Ivory Coast with both sides in with a chance of qualifying for the Olympic Football knockout stage.
After a heavy defeat to Brazil in their opening game, the Germans got back to winning ways with a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia last time out.
But the Ivory Coast are unbeaten so far in the competition having taken four points from their two matches, including a 0-0 draw with the Brazilians.
When is Germany vs Ivory Coast?
- This final Olympic group game will be held on Wednesday, July 28.
- Kick-off is at 9.30am BST.
- You can follow all of the action right here on SunSport with our live blog.
Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream free?
The action will be shown live on Eurosport 5 here in the UK.
Streaming is also available on Discovery+ and the Eurosport Player.
You can get a three-day FREE trial of Discovery+, which will automatically convert into a regular £29.99/year subscription if not cancelled before expiry.
What is the team news?
Suspensions will hit both teams hard ahead of this crucial clash, with a place in the next round awaiting the winners.
Amos Pieper was shown a straight red card in the 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia and is therefore unavailable for Germany.
While Genk midfielder Eboue Kouassi was sent off against Brazil and will also miss out.
- Germany to win – 19/20
- Draw – 12/5
- Ivory Coast – 12/5
*All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.
Stay up to date with the Olympics group clash in our live blog, below…
SCHLOTTERBECK ON IVORY COAST
‘They are a physically strong team and are good in the middle of the park, especially with Franck Kessie. On top of that we will have to watch out for their fast wide players.
‘You could see in their game against Saudi Arabia how technical and fleet-footed they are when they get going.’
GERMANY STARTING XI
- Muller, 2. Henrichs, 3. Raum, 4. Uduokhai, 6. Ache, 7. Richter, 8. Arnold, 10. Kruse, 11. Amiri, 13. Maier, 15. Torunarigha
SCHLOTTERBECK ON THE SAUDI ARABIA WIN
“The win was hugely important. We showed a great mentality, especially after the red card for Amos Pieper.
“You could see that we are ready to go through hell to be successful. We are ready for the “final” against Ivory Coast.”
Welcome to our live blog of Germany v Ivory Coast
The two sides clash today in their final Group D fixture and the Germans need a victory to secure their place in the knockout stages.
Meanwhile, Ivory Cost will progress to the quarter finals providing they avoid defeat.
Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold is available for Germany after completing his suspension following his dismissal against Brazil in their opening group game.
However, Amos Pieper will miss out after his red card in the 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha is in contention to start in place of Pieper alongside Felix Uduokhai.
Germany coach Stefan Kuntz may opt for Marco Richter in attack to add fresh impetus to the front three.
The Ivory Coast have no fresh injury or suspension concerns meaning coach Soualiho Haidara is likely to rely on the attacking threat of captain Max Gradel and AC Milan star Franck Kessie going into this final group game.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will also be called upon to use his experience and lead from the back; as the Ivorians look to secure the positive result that will ensure their place in the next round.