A day after Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina, Japan lock horns with Hansi Flick’s Germany in a crucial Group E match at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday.
Japan could only finish behind Saudi Arabia in second place in their World Cup qualification campaign. They have not been entirely consistent as well and will have to bring their A-game forward in order to compete against Germany.
Germany have been solid under Hansi Flick and are one of the favourites to clinch the title.
Germany vs Japan Teams News
Germany Football Team News
Germany is expected to go into this match with a fully fit squad at their disposal. Barring Leroy Sane, who injured his knee, all the other players including Niclas Fullkrug Thomas Muller and Antonio Rudiger should be available for selection.
Japan Football Team News
Midfielder Hidemasa Morita should be available for selection since he seems to have recovered from a calf injury. Also, Wataru Endo and Karou Mitoma have been declared fit and should take part in this match. Takehiro Tomiyasu should partner Maya Yoshida.
Germany vs Japan Predicted Starting XI
Germany Predicted Starting XI
Neuer; Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Hofmann, Musiala, Gnabry; Muller
Japan Predicted Starting XI
Gonda; Sakai, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Morita, Endo, Kamada; Ito, Asano, Minamino
Germany vs Japan Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Germany have been the dominant side against Japan – they have won two out of the four matches played while two have ended in a draw.
- Germany have won the FIFA World Cup on four occasions – they are only behind Brazil for winning the title the most number of times.
- Since the turn of the century, Germany has reached the semi-finals in four of five World Cups, with the exception of 2018.
FIFA World Cup Germany vs Japan Fantasy Football Team
Vice Captain: Minamino
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Sule, Rudiger, Tomiyasu, Yoshida
Midfielders: Kimmich, Gundogan, Kamada
Strikers: Gnabry, Muller, Minamino
FIFA Qatar World Cup Germany vs Japan Match Details
Kick-off Date: Wednesday, November 23
Kick-off Time: 6.30 PM IST
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium
Germany vs Japan Live Telecast in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live Streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Germany vs Japan Prediction
Germany can be unstoppable since they have the likes of Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer who have the experience of delivering at the biggest stage. Expect Germany to win the game 2-0.