On November 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM CEST (15:00 CST), Germany will face Japan in the opening match of Group E at the World Cup in Qatar. Before they play top seeds Spain in their second game, the Germans are overwhelming favourites to win this side.
Any outcome other than victory would be a bitter disappointment for the Germans before their upcoming match against co-rival Spain on November 27. The team of Hansi Flick finished the qualifying rounds with 27 points, matching only Denmark. During that time, they recorded nine victories and one loss (against North Macedonia).
The most recent Eurocup left Germany unhappy as they only managed one victory, over Portugal, before falling to England in the round of 16. The Japanese took second place in their qualifying game, trailing only Saudi Arabia. They had a 7-point advantage over Australia, who came in third place in the group, thanks to their record of 7 victories and two losses (against Oman and Saudi Arabia).
The Japanese team combines knowledge, aptitude, and quick thinking. Along with Celtic players Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate, Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal, and Maya Toshida as captain, this group will represent Japan. Takuma Asano, a player for the German team VfL Bochum 1848, will be comfortable on the offensive side of the ball.
There have only ever been two friendly meetings between the two teams. The most current game was released in 2006. (2-2 draw).
Germany Football Team Preview
When Germany arrives in Qatar this winter, they will attempt to tie Brazil’s record of five FIFA World Cup victories.
Flick, at 57 – took charge of his nation in August of last year after a two-year stint at Bayern Munich,
During his time at Bavaria, he won two Bundesliga championships, the DFB Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League medals.
Flick handled his time on the international stage admirably, as one would expect from a coach who guided Bayern to an unparalleled sextuple.
As Germany was eliminated by longtime rivals England in the last 16 of the UEFA Euro 2020 championships, predecessor Joachim Löw ended his term with two defeats, a tie, and just one victory.
Flick promptly reinstated Thomas Müller to his team as one of his first moves, and the team went on to win eight straight games under the guidance of the new coach. The former shopkeeper’s team still has a strong record (W9, D5, L1) and appears to be a force to be reckoned with after 15 games.
Germany Squad – Qatar FIFA World cup 2022
Kevin Trapp, Bernd Leno, Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Antonio Rudiger, Christian Gunter, Matthias Ginter, Thilo Kehrer, Ridle Baku, Jonathan Tah, David Raum
Kai Havertz, Leon Goretzka, Marco Reus, Maximilian Arnold, Florian Neuhaus, Jonas Hofmann, llkay Gundogan, Julian Brandt.
Kevin Volland, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Lukas Nmecha, Leroy Sane.
Japan Football Team Preview
The national squad of Japan has never advanced past the Round of 16 in a World Cup, but they will be hoping to have a successful tournament this time.
Their team has a lot of experience, but it also has some promising young players, such as Real Sociedad winger Takefusa Kubo. Additionally, Japan has players with Premier League experience, and Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal and Takumi Minamino of Liverpool will be well-known to many fans worldwide.
Japan’s tournament preparations have gone well; the Samurai Blue automatically defeated Australia’s bid to qualify in the AFC area. However, it is still unclear how Samurai Blue will perform while facing higher competition.
Japan Squad – Qatar FIFA World cup
Eiji Kawashima, Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt.
Naomichi Ueda, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Yuto Nagatomo, Shinnosuke Nakatani, Hiroki Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Miki Yamane.
Wataru Endo, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Hidemasa Morita, Junya Ito, Ao Tanaka, Ritsu Doan.
Daizen Maeda, Yuya Osako, Takuma Asano.
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Group E FIFA World cup Fixtures
Wed, Nov. 23
Germany vs. Japan
Wed, Nov. 23
Spain vs. Costa Rica
Sun, Nov. 27
Japan vs. Costa Rica
Ahmad Bin Ali
Sun, Nov. 27
Thurs, Dec. 1
Japan vs. Spain
Thurs, Dec. 1
Costa Rica vs. Germany
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