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Millions of football fans always ask themselves the question “Where is the game going?” just before kick-off at the European Championships and World Cups. And every time, in panic, a search query is hammered into the mobile phone or the TV guide is dug out from under the coffee table.

So that things don’t have to go that far at this year’s European Football Championship for women, we’ll tell you in advance which broadcaster is broadcasting which Germany game and on which live stream the games can be found.

As with the previous major tournaments, the two television channels ARD and ZDF will take turns broadcasting the European Championship games. Following this cycle, ARD broadcasts both the opening game and the final.

The 31 games can be followed via TV on linear, classic television or as a live stream on the Internet. ARD streams the games via, ZDF broadcasts the games in the sports studio media center on

In addition, all games are also broadcast on the paid streaming portal “DAZN”.

The group matches of the German team are also alternately broadcast either by ZDF or by ARD. The first game of the German women will be shown on ZDF on July 8 from 9 p.m. – both on TV and via stream in the ZDF media library.

If the German team advances, the German quarter-finals will be broadcast by ARD, and a possible German semi-final will be shown on ZDF.

Fr., 08.07.,

Kick-off: 9 p.m

Di., 12.07.,

Kick-off: 9 p.m

Sat., 16.07.,

Kick-off: 9 p.m

The opening game kicks off on July 6 at 9 p.m. The preliminary reporting from the sold-out “Old Trafford” stadium in Manchester starts at 8:15 p.m. (ARD and on

The final will be played on July 31 at 6 p.m. in the legendary Wembley Stadium in London and will be broadcast by ARD.

Mi., 06.07.,

Kick-off: 9 p.m

So., 31.07.,

Kick-off: 6 p.m

The ARD games are commented on by Bernd Schmelzer and the sports journalist Christina Graf. The former Sky reporter is making her debut in the first at the women’s European Football Championship. Graf is also to be used at this year’s men’s World Cup in Qatar – making her the first woman to commentate on a World Cup game live for ARD.

Claus Lufen will be there as the ARD moderator. He is assisted by the ARD expert Nia Künzer, who played for the German national team until 2006 and has been part of the ARD team of experts ever since. The UNICEF ambassador, who was born in Botswana, is now committed to charitable football projects all over the world.

The reporting team from ZDF, on the other hand, comes up with a team of nine, which in terms of size could almost pass as a small football team.

The broadcasts on classic TV will be taken over by the commentators Claudia Neumann and Norbert Galeske, while Oliver Schmidt and Gari Paubandt will comment on the games in the live stream.

Moderator Sven Voss reports from the ZDF sports studio, sports journalist Katja Streso shows impressions from the German women’s team quarters in Brentford, London. The two ZDF reporters Lena Kesting and Franziska Müllers conduct the interviews in the venues.

Former soccer player Kathrin Lehmann is to analyze the games as a ZDF expert. The sportswoman not only won the UEFA Women’s Cup in soccer, but also achieved a bronze medal as a professional ice hockey player in the national team at the 2012 World Cup.

According to a recent YouGov survey, more than half of Germans will not follow the women’s European Football Championship in the media. As the German Press Agency reports, a total of 58 percent of all respondents do not want to tune in to the games, 27 percent at least want to watch some games.

According to the survey results, the interest of male viewers is far greater than that of female viewers. While 48 percent of all men surveyed do not want to tune in, 67 percent of women do. Only four percent of the latter group want to watch all German games.

How high the ratings will be at the end cannot be predicted at the moment. What is certain, however, is that media coverage of women’s football has increased in recent years.