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Game info Germany vs Japan


Under intense suspicion in the face of the poor results in their final stretch of preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Germany will make its debut in the World Cup this Wednesday, November 23. He will face the national team of Japan. The stage of the battle will be the Khalifa International Stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 13:00 UTC.


How does the 2022 Qatar World Cup work?


The World Cup in Qatar will be the last to be played with 32 teams. As of the 2026 World Cup, shared by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, the number of participants will jump to 4. Thus, it will be the last time the format with eight groups of four teams will be used. Teams play against each other in a single shift in this first phase. The top two finishers in each bracket survive to the next stage. From then on, in a single elimination game, the finalists will be defined. In the case of equality, the extra time and penalty kicks can be used to describe who advances.


Germany performance

Germany concluded its preparations for the World Cup with a performance considered one of the worst in recent years for the team. On Wednesday, November 16, they beat the fragile Oman team by just 1-0 in their last stopover before leaving for Qatar.


Although coach Hans Flick retained some of his starting line-ups, he used players expected to be on the field in the match against Japan, which raised concerns about his team's ability. In the duel against Oman, the team produced 19 shooting opportunities and sent seven on target. However, she only managed to score in the 35th minute of the final stage through Fullkrug. He enlisted assistance from Havertz.


It was not an isolated incident. Germany had a nasty campaign throughout the 2022/2023 version of the League of Nations in Europe. Having scored seven points (one win, four draws, and one defeat), the most he managed to do was avoid relegation to League B by staying in the third – penultimate – position of Group 3 of League A, which had Italy, which did not even get a place. At the Worlds, as champion with 11 points.


Japan performance

The last impression left by the Japanese before their debut at the World Cup in Qatar was not the best either. On Thursday, November 17, they were defeated, by 2-1, in the comeback, in the friendly against Canada, which returns to dispute a World Cup for the first time since 1986.


In the meeting, held in the United Arab Emirates, Japan scored in the ninth minute through Soma, who had a pass from Shibasaki before putting the ball in the back of the net. However, he saw the Canadians quickly retaliate. The condition of equality to the scoreboard was established again in the 21st minute with Steven Vitoria's goal.


The turnaround was achieved only at 50 minutes of the final phase with a penalty converted by Cavallini. Although late, the Canadian victory was not unfair. Having counted on possession of the ball for 54% of the time, the Canadian team showed vast superiority in creating opportunities for submission (17 to 7). It was also better, although without replicating the same proportion, in the rate of shots on target (3 to 2).


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Edited by BCGame_Mat
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Germany played in Omar with a substitute team and the coach wanted to test one or two non-regular players before the tournament.

In Germany, however, there is another problem - the big discussions about Qatar and their contempt for human rights, etc.
If Germany plays normally, it will be a clear affair. If not, Germany may go home after 3 games, but this is deliberate, as the wearing of the onelove armband has now been banned by Fifa.

Let's see, I am curious otherwise clear favourite for the title

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