Germany vs. Poland: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistMay 13, 2014

Germany's coach Joachim Low watches the players during a training session at The Hive Stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Germany is to play a friendly soccer match against England on Tuesday Nov. 19 at Wembley Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Joachim Loew will hand a host of German fringe players their chance to impress ahead of this summer's World Cup when his side take on Poland in a friendly fixture on Tuesday.

Most of Die Mannschaft's regular starters are still embroiled in domestic and European campaigns, meaning Loew will pick from a field of less-experienced international names for the warm-up encounter.

Although it's just a friendly, Poland's stars will be out to impress against their continental rivals, while Germany's stand-by options still clinging to the thought of being included in the squad that travels to Brazil will be eager to make themselves known. 


Date: Tuesday, May 13

Time: 7:45 p.m. BST/2:45 p.m. ET

Live Stream: BT Sport app (UK, subscription required), ESPN Player (US, subscription required)

TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK), ESPN3 (US)


Key Players to Watch

Germany: Kevin Volland

Germany's lack of central striking stars is both a blessing and a curse for a player like Kevin Volland, attempting to break into a section of Loew's squad that he's shown some reluctance in over-subscribing to.

Fiorentina-based Mario Gomez was unable to crack his way into the reckoning, but this fixture provides Hoffenheim's uncapped contender with the ideal chance to impress ahead of this summer's tournament.

German expert Jonathan Harding looks forward to seeing the 21-year-old in action:

Volland has been an impressive asset for Germany's Under-21 team during his time in the youth system, and among all those would-be internationals hoping to break into Loew's squad this summer, it's perhaps him who stands the best chance of succeeding.


Poland: Ludovic Obraniak

After Jakub Wawrzyniak, Ludovic Obraniak stands as the most experienced member of Adam Nawalka's squad for the trip to Germany, having featured for his country on 33 occasions so far.

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The winger is one of the few Bundesliga names to have made it into the reckoning for Poland, with Robert Lewandowski and Lukasz Piszczek on duty with Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final this weekend.

With Lewandowski missing, the quality of ammunition put into the box by Poland will have to be that much more reliable, with the visitors now unable to rely upon their prolific marksman.

Obraniak's 2013-14 campaign with Werder Bremen has been interrupted by injury since his January move from Bordeaux, but the 29-year-old can now hope to pounce upon a weakened Germany line-up and end the term on a high note.