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LIVE: Germany vs Japan – World Cup 2022

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Know here all the details related to the livestreaming of FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E match between Germany vs Japan.

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu has acknowledged the historic debt football in his country owes to Germany but says his team will be no less determined to upstage the four-times world champions at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Wednesday (November 23). German Dettmar Cramer is known as the father of modern Japanese football after his work in the country in the 1960s and players such as Lukas Podolski and Pierre Litbasrki have played in Japan since.

Manuel Neuer will captain Germany when they launch their bid for World Cup glory with a tricky Group E fixture against Japan in Ar-Rayyan on Wednesday 23 November (kick-off: 2pm CET).

 

Match stats

  • Neuer (114 caps) is sixth in Germany’s all-time appearance list. Müller (118) could overtake former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger (121) at the tournament to go fourth.
  • Musiala has one goal in 17 senior Germany outings to date; he has started six and been substituted in 11 times.
  • Only Brazil (five times) have lifted the World Cup trophy more often than Germany (four).
  • This is Kamada’s first World Cup appearance, but he hit three goals and two assists in seven qualifying games.
  • The Frankfurt star is one of eight Bundesliga players in Japan’s World Cup squad, alongside Doan, Endo, Ko Itakura (Gladbach), Takuma Asano (Bochum), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart), Yoshida (Schalke) and Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Düsseldorf).
  • The furthest Japan have ever got at a World Cup is the round of 16, having progressed to that stage in 2002, 2010 and 2018.

Probable teams

Germany: Neuer (c) – Kehrer, Süle, Rüdiger, Raum – Kimmich, Goretzka – Hofmann, Musiala, Gnabry – Havertz
Out:
 Sane (knee)
Doubtful: 

Coach: 
Hansi Flick

Japan: Kawashima – Sakai, Yoshida (c), Ito, Nagatomo – Endo, Shibaski – Kubo, Kamada, Minamino – Maeda
Out:
 –
Doubtful:
 –
Coach: 
Hajime Moriyasu

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