World Cup 2022: Germany vs Japan Match Preview


Group E will kick off with the match between Germany and Japan, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 23rd.

One of the top favorites of the World Cup 2022, Germany, will start their journey with the match against Japan.

Let’s find out together all the details of this match!

When and where will the Germany vs Japan match be played?

Match: World Cup 2022, Group Stage, Group E, Germany vs Japan

Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium

Date: 23 November, 2022

Kick-off Time: 1 PM GMT

Germany vs Japan head to head matches

Germany: 2 Wins

Japan: 0 Wins

Draws: 2

World Cup 2022: Germany National

Germany played in 20 World Cup final tournaments, missing only 2. This team is the 2nd most successful during the World Cups. Like Italy, Germany won the World Cup 4 times, in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014.

Overall, Germany played 8 World Cup finals, and with 4 wins, they had 4 losses, in the 1966, 1982, 1986, and 2002 finals. Another 4 times, Germany won the bronze of the World Cups. In short, 20 appearances (1 still to play, 2022), and 12 finished with different colored medals.

Germany Squad for the World Cup 2022

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thilo Kehrer, David Raum, Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Christian Gunter

Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze

Forwards: Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug, Karim Adeyemi

Germany’s Group E fixtures

23 November: Germany vs Japan

27 November: Spain vs Germany

1 December: Costa Rica vs Germany


World Cup 2022: Japan National

Japan have appeared in the World Cup final tournaments 7 times, the first being in 1998 where they lost all three group games and finished in 31st position.

They will make their seventh appearance at the finals in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In the World Cup 2018, Japan became the first ever Asian nation to beat a side from South America, after they won 2–1 against Colombia in the group stage. The team made it to the Round of 16, but lost to Belgium, 3–2.

Overall, 7 appearances (2022 included), 3 times reached the Round of 16.

Japan Squad for the World Cup 2022

Goalkeepers: Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Eiji Kawashima

Defenders: Miki Yamane, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Hiroki Ito, Yuto Nagatomo

Midfielders: Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka, Gaku Shibasaki, Kaoru Mitoma, Daichi Kamada, Ritsu Doan, Junya Ito, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Yuki Soma

Forwards: Daizen Maeda, Takuma Asano, Shuto Machino, Ayase Ueda

Japan Group E Fixtures

23 November 2022, Germany vs Japan

27 November 2022, Japan vs Costa Rica

01 December 2022, Japan vs Spain

World Cup 2022 Germany vs Japan: Predictions

Germany won two of their last four matches in all competitions. Three of Japan’s last six matches have ended with at least three goals being scored.

And, despite their current form being a little inconsistent, Germany are the favorites.

It’s expected that they will continue their World Cup opener record, with 7 wins in the last 8 first group stage games.


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