On November 23, Germany, a four-time World Cup winner, will face Japan to open its FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign in Qatar. Germany won’t be planning on reflecting on their performance in Russia in 2018 as they get set to begin their campaign against Japan in 2022.
On the other side, only one of Japan’s past eight World Cup games has resulted in a win, but that success over Colombia in their tournament opener in Russia was enough to get them to the round of 16 the last time around.
Japan vs Germany Live Football Team Overviews:
World Cup Germany
Since this will be Hansi Flick’s first significant match as Germany’s manager, he’ll want to make sure his team makes a good first impression. With only two victories in nine games, Flick’s team hasn’t exactly wowed everyone with its performance in 2022.
It hasn’t helped Germany’s confidence because they have a terrible record of just two victories in their previous eight games. If Germany wins the tournament in Qatar, they would have five World Cup championships, equaling Brazil’s record, as fellow four-time winner Italy is not taking part. But if recent outcomes are any guide, it won’t be simple to beat a group that contains Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica.
World Cup Japan 2022
Hajime Moriyasu’s squad has never moved past the first round in successive world cups, a historical record that Japan would like to break this time around despite having appeared in seven straight finals and having a lot of experience on the international stage. Out of their 22 overall FIFA World Cup appearances, the Samurai Blue have advanced seven times to the Round of 16.
Japan has a record of losing in the group stage before moving on to the round of 16 in its six World Cup appearances since 1998. However, qualifying with a record 58 goals and 15 victories out of 18 is undoubtedly encouraging for Japan.
Key Players for both teams:
Thomas Muller has been the standout performer for Germany at previous competitions since making his World Cup debut in 2010, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in 16 games. The attention will be on YoussoufaMoukoko, the youngest player in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar and arguably the most promising young German prospect since Jamal Musiala’s rise to stardom at Bayern, so Muller may not be a certainty to start.
Takumi Minamino will play in his first world cup despite having been named to Japan’s preliminary selection as far back as Brazil in 2014. Minamino was the key performer for Japan during qualification with 10 goals and 4 assists. During the finals, he hopes to maintain this form.
Japan vs Germany Live Football Head-to-Head:
Germany has won both of its previous meetings with Japan, winning 3-0 in a friendly in 2004 and tying 2-2 in another exhibition game two years later. The four-time world cup champions have never met Japan in a competitive match, so this shouldn’t come as a great surprise.
Japan vs Germany Live Football Match details:
The match between Germany and Japan will take place in the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23 at 6:30 p.m. (Indian time).
Japan vs Germany Live Football Live-streaming details:
The match between Germany and Japan will be live-streamed for free on the Jio Cinema app and website and on India’s Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels.
Japan vs Germany Live Football Prediction
Germany will play with determination in the opening game because they won’t risk running into Spain to continue to the next round. Despite a strong performance from Japan, expect a 3-0 or 3-1 victory for the German squad.