2022 FIFA World Cup
2022 FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup Germany vs Japan: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue:

Germany commence their 2022 FIFA Word Cup festivities against Asian giants Japan in their Group E opener. The last time time Germans played an Asian side at the World Cup, against South Korea, they had a nightmare outing. The Koreans inflicted a humiliating 2-0 loss on the defending champions, knocking them out of the group stage itself. However, this is a new-look Germany side, which has been rebooted right from the manager’s post.

Hansi Flick is leading the charge for the Die Mannschaft, who was also Joachim Loew’s assistant during the country’s 2014 triumph. Barring some experienced players such as Thomas Muller, Manuel Neur, Mario Gotze, Flick has introduced a number of new faces in the team who will face a litmus test at this year’s tournament. Versatile midfielder Joshua Kimmich could hold Germany’s key in a tough group which also has Spain and Costa Rica, and the midfielder could prove to be a vital presence for their run in Qatar.

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2022 FIFA World Cup: This is a new-look Germany ready to make an impact on the global stage. Credits: Twitter

Japan, one of the consistent attendees at the World Cup finals have an impressive record at some of their last editions. They have qualified for a seventh FIFA World Cup in a row, and have made it to the knockouts on three of last six occasions. The Samurai Blue are in a hot form entering the tournament, having picked 15 wins from 18 in their qualifying campaign, and netting a whopping 58 goals.

This will be Japan’s first ever competitive clash against four-time world champions Germany, as they will hope to start their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign in a similar manner as the previous one, where they defeated South American powerhouse Colombia in the opener. Their legendary captain, Maya Yoshida will be probably gracing his last ever World Cup at 34-years of age, and would love to bow out with a tournament to remember.

2022 FIFA World Cup Germany vs Japan: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue

Germany and Japan will contest their 2022 FIFA World Cup opener at the Khalifa International Stadium on November 23. The game will kick-off at 6:30 PM [IST].

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
23 November 2022 Germany vs Japan 6:30 PM Khalifa Int’l Stadium

Germany vs Japan – Squads

Germany

Position Name
Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Defenders Antonio Rudiger, Matthias Ginter, Thilo Kehrer,Niklas Sule, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Nico Schlotterbeck, Lukas Klostermann, Christian Gunter, David Raum
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, Jonas Hofmann, Mario Gotze
Attackers Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane,  Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug

Predicted Line-up:

Neuer; Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Muller

Japan

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu is a key-player for Japan at the tournament. Credits: Twitter
Position Name
Goalkeepers Eiji Kawashima, Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt
Defenders Yuto Nagatomo, Miki Yamane, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Hiroki Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Ito
Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki, Wataru Endo, Daichi Kamada, Takumi Minamino, Hidemasa Morita, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka, Ritsu Doan
Attackers Takefusa Kubo, Daizen Maeda, Kaoru Mitoma, Junya Ito, Takuma Asano, Ayase Ueda

Predicted Line-up:

Gonda; Sakai, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Shibasaki, Endo, Kamada; Ito, Asano, Minamino

Germany vs Japan – Where to watch, Livestreaming

Fans can watch the Germany vs Japan clash in India on Sports18 SD and HD channels on television, and JioCinema app will livestream the game as well.