Three of the last four World Cup winners have crashed out at the group stage after returning as reigning champions and Germany will be desperate to avoid suffering the same fate.
They take on Sweden knowing very that anything but three points on the day will take their destiny out of their own hands after their shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico.
The Swedes are top of the table but will be cautiously optimistic as Germany still have more than enough ammunition to win this one and their last game against South Korea.
So when does the game get underway and where can you watch the action unfold?
Here’s all you need to know:
World Cup 2018
What time is Germany vs Sweden?
Germany and Sweden kicks off at 19:00 (GMT) Saturday June 23.
What channel is it on?
The clash will be shown live on ITV.
If you’re not near a TV, you can listen to commentary on the radio, on BBC 5 Live.
Is there a live stream?
You can watch the match live on the ITV Hub – after you’ve signed up for free.
Alternatively, you can always follow the action live right here in the Mirror Football blog.
We’ll be bringing you the team news as soon as it’s in, but in the meantime, here are the squads:
Goalkeepers – Manuel Neuer, Marc-André ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp.
Defenders – Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rüdiger, Jonas Hector, Marvin Plattenhardt, Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich.
Midfielders – Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gündogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Mesut Özil, Sebastian Rudy.
Forwards – Marco Reus, Thomas Müller, Mario Gomez, Timo Werner.
Goalkeepers – Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
Defenders – Mikael Lustig, Victor Nilsson-Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Pontus Jansson, Emil Krafth.
Midfielders – Emil Forsberg, Albin Ekdal, Viktor Claesson, Gustav Svensson, Sebastian Larsson, Jimmy Durmaz, Oscar Hiljemark, Marcus Rohden.
Forwards – Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen, John Guidetti, Isaac Kiese-Thelin.
- Germany – 2/5
- Sweden – 15/2
- Draw – 7/2
*Match odds, correct at the time of publishing, are provided by Paddy Power.
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