Japan Vs Germany World Cup Preview
The two countries have played each other in two games before, with Germany winning one game and drawing one. Moreover, both teams have met twice in International Club Friendly. You can use these statistics to predict the outcome of the match. Read on to learn how each team compares to the other.
Both teams are eager to get a positive result and make amends for their previous World Cup performances. However, the Germans will be without their coach Joachim Low for the first time in almost two decades. Low, who started as an assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, will be a big absentee. Meanwhile, Japan hasn’t made it beyond the Round of 16.
Germany is considered the favorites to win this World Cup opener due to its superior ranking in FIFA’s rankings. However, it should be noted that Japan has a lot of experience. Its squad consists of players who play regularly in their clubs such as Bayern Munich.
Historically, European teams are the favorites at the World Cup. However, in recent years, some teams have been able to do well without European teams. Spain and Costa Rica both qualified for the finals of the World Cup in 2010 and 2014. Japan, on the other hand, did not qualify. However, it has played two friendlies against Germany and has fielded two different lineups. Shuichi Gonda is likely to start in goal, while Takahiro Tomiyasu and Maya Yoshida will likely start in central defense and Hidemorita will anchor the midfield.
After exiting in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup, Germany is now eager to get back to the knockout stages. With players like Jaasu, Kai Havertz, and Serge Gnabry, the German team is in better shape than they were in Russia. Japan is a tough international side that has the potential to make it to the knockout stages once again.
The Germans are favored to win this game. The match will be held on November 23 and kicks off at 1pm UK time. The game will be broadcast live on ITV1 in the UK. The first half of the game will be live, while the second half will be broadcast on the other side.
The first-place finisher in Group E will advance to the knockout round, while second-place finishers in the group will face two teams from Group F. The winner will advance to the knockout round. The other half of the group will play Costa Rica on Monday, Dec. 5.