Spain V/S Japan Match Will Decide Germany’s Advance To Knockout Stage
The Friday fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Khalifa International Stadium is going to be crucial for Spain and Japan. Spain finished its last match with Germany in a draw and Japan lost its match against Costa Rica and it was only a win that could guarantee its advance in the knockout round.
• Spaniards don’t need to win as even a draw would be enough for the team to advance
• Japan will head home if it loses Friday’s match
Spain In World Cup 2022
Spain has the highest four points, Japan and Costa Rica have three points each, and Germany has one point. Spain played its last match with Germany which was a draw. Spain can easily get into the knockout round by beating or even equalizing the Friday match with Japan. But losing the match could make it difficult for Spain to move ahead.
What Happens If Spain Loses The Match?
Spain can go home with a loss if Costa Rica beats Germany in another match. Or Germany beats Costa Rica with a margin bigger than Spain’s. Spain beat Cost Rica by 7-0 in its opening match. Winning Friday’s match or at least an equalizer is crucial for Spain to advance into the knockout stage.
Japan In World Cup 2022
Japan beat the four-time champion Germany 2-1 in their opening match. But they couldn’t maintain the rhythm and lost their second match to Cost Rica by 1-0. If Japan loses Friday’s match, they will have to head home.
Could Germany Enter The Knockout Stage?
Germany has a fair chance of entering the knockout stage if Spain beats Japan and Germany gets an easy win over Costa Rica. So, Friday’s match is going to be crucial for all Group E contestants.
How To Watch The Match?
Watch Spain vs Japan at 12:30 AM IST on December 2, 2022, live on Sports18, Sports18 HD, and JioCinema. Live telecast is also available on Android and iOS platforms.