Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

FIFA World Cup: results and reactions from the third day in Qatar

Germany and Japan will face each other in Qatar in 2022 World Cup Group E.

For Germany, the match represents a chance to continue after the fierce world title defense four years ago. die in Mannschaft They failed in the group stage in Russia after their 2014 victory in Brazil. The second tournament was Germany’s penultimate tournament under Joachim Low, before watching England debut in the last 16 in the Euro. Now, Hansi Flick is leading her country in a major tournament for the first time to help restore their status as one of the superpowers of world football.

Meanwhile, Japan will play the weaker side, but will be inspired by Saudi Arabia’s stunning 2-1 win over Argentina on Tuesday, and they can also take faith from their 2018 World Cup campaign, where they reached the last 16 and were almost shocked. Belgium will go even further. But this encounter with Germany is not the only challenge for Hajime Moriyasu’s players; In Group E, Spain and Costa Rica will also face the Spaniards this afternoon.

Follow all the action with our live blog below after the Morocco v Croatia match has ended.


Germany 0-0 Japan

16 minutes: Close from Rudiger!

Antonio Rudiger’s header counters a chipped corner towards the back post, the header goes auta right next to the close post!

Not bad luck – the Real Madrid defender’s reaction says he needs to do better!

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:18


Germany 0-0 Japan

14 mins: Japan is currently doing a good job of neutralizing any German threats – it quickly puts pressure on Germany when it enters its territory.

Right-back Hiroki Sakai injured after his tackle to David Raum – leg collision. It’s good to continue.

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:16


Germany 0-0 Japan

8 minutes: A great Japanese counterattack that ended in a goal… but offside!

Daizen Maeda is making a comeback on the back post but he’s gone too early, clearly about a yard offside!

It didn’t have to be either! The Germans were relieved when Gundogan lost the ball cheaply this time in the midfield.

(Getty Images)

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:09


Germany 0-0 Japan

5th minute: Musiala clears the ball in the midfield this time and Ilkay Gundogan has to replace him – Japan takes the first corner kick of the game.

Comfortably walked away by Gnabry.

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:05


Germany 0-0 Japan

2 mins: Brilliant start from Germany, with Musiala’s involvement from the middle of the court – winning the ball in the middle of the park but not quite able to find the pass towards the penalty area.

Japan sits, in a relatively deep form in the early hours…

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:03


Germany – Japan: Kick-off!

We’re at Khalifa International Stadium for this inaugural Group E match!

Germany in their traditional white shirts and black shorts, and Japan in their navy blue shirts and white shorts.

kieran jackson23 November 2022 13:00


Germany vs Japan: A reminder about the teams!

Germany: neutral; Schlotterbeck, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Müller, Musiala; Havertz

Japan: gonda; Sakai, Itakura, Yoshida, Ito, Nagatomo; Endo, Tanaka; Kubo, Kamada, Maeda

A very meaningful photo of the German team before the game… silenced?

(AFP via Getty Images)

kieran jackson23 November 2022 12:58


Germany vs Japan: The teams are out!

A stunning sight as the starting 11s enter the pitch at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha!

It’s time for the National Anthem!

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kieran jackson23 November 2022 12:57


Germany vs Japan: We’re almost ready at the Khalifa International Stadium!

Germany is looking to rebound after two disappointing tournaments after being eliminated from the group stage in Russia four years ago and the round of 16 at Euro 2020.

Coming very close to overthrowing Belgium in 2018, Japan will aim for a defeat in Doha!

(AFP via Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

kieran jackson23 November 2022 12:52


Germany vs Japan: vice chancellor claims Germany has ‘opportunity’ to wear OneLove armband at World Cup

German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said he will wear the multicolored ‘OneLove’ armband at the 2022 World Cup and see what happens, but he was careful to add that national team captain Manuel Neuer does not have the authority to decide what to do.

Habeck’s remarks late Tuesday came amid controversy over the symbol in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.

Asked by broadcaster ZDF whether players should wear armbands, Habeck replied, “I am not the media advisor to the DFB (German football federation) and I am not Manuel Neuer, but there is an opportunity.”

“I am a politician trying to do my job right, but what would happen now? I would like to know and I would take my chance,” he added.

The comments came after football’s global governing body, FIFA, was harsh on players who wore armbands to support diversity at this year’s World Cup.

In response, Rewe, one of Germany’s largest supermarket chains, shelved its advertising campaign with DFB.

kieran jackson23 November 2022 12:47