Germany and Japan will meet this Wednesday in the ‘other’ group match for Spain, which will mark Hansi Flick’s World Cup debut at the helm of the four-time champion. In a championship that could imply the consecration of the coach who, two years ago, completed the ‘sextet’ with Bayern Munich; feat that previously only Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona had achieved.
Absent Italy, who did not qualify, Germany is the only team that aspires to occupy a space at the top of history. An area that lives alone, for 20 years, Brazil. But it also comes from playing one of the worst tournaments in history, the one in Russia, four years ago; where they were eliminated in the group stage after losing to Mexico (0-1, in the opening match) and to South Korea (0-2).
Japan -selection made up of the ‘Spanish’ Take Kubo, from Real Sociedad; and Shigasaki, from Leganés- knows his rival well, because the team led by Hayime Moriyasu almost all play in Europe and eight of them in Germany. His figure is Minamino -formerly of Salzburg and Liverpool and now at Monaco. No player has scored as many goals as him in qualifying (10)
The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. and can be seen on television World Goal. In addition, you can follow all the coverage of the match that we will carry out in THE SPANISH before, during and after the match between Germany and Japan of this Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
Germany: Neuer, Süle, Kehrer, Rüdiger, Rahm; Kimmich, Gundogan, Musiala, Gnabry, Müller and Havertz.
Japan: Gonda; Sakai, Tomiyahu, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo or Shigasaki, Morita; Ito, Kamada, Minamino or Kubo; and Maeda.
Referee: Ivan Arcides Barton Cisneros
Campus: Khalifa International Stadium
Hour: 2:00 p.m.