The closing of the Group Stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will feature one of the most spectacular matches between Japan and Spain. This match will mark the future of both teams, who are looking to seal their ticket to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
La Furia Roja is coming from a draw against Germany, so their ticket to the next round is not yet confirmed. Japan, on the other hand, suffered a surprise loss against Costa Rica, complicating their hopes of securing a place in the next round. Therefore, this match is of vital importance for both teams.
Luis Enrique’s pupils arrive as the favorites on paper since they have shown better football so far in the first round. As if that were not enough, their half of the field worries the Blue Samurai since it is expected that they do not have possession of the ball and suffer the transitions of the Iberians.
However, Japan will look to liquidate in a counterattack and hope to be the team that surprised Germany on the first day. The advantage of the Japanese is that they depend on their own account with a victory, however, a draw can still give them the classification if there is a match between Costa Rica and Germany or if any of these teams fail to impose themselves in the criterion of goals per visitor.
Japan vs. Spain: Background of the football match
Although it is an unprecedented meeting in the history of World Cups, the duel has an aceanteente in a friendly match. The only time they met was in April 2001, when the Europeans managed to stay with the victory the result of 1-0. On that occasion, Rubén Baraja scored the only goal.
After more than 20 years, the teams will face each other, and this time in a match that has important implications within the third day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Japan vs. Spain:
When at what time, and where to watch the game of the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Khalifa International Stadium,
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022.
Time: 13:00 HRS Central Mexico Time.
Broadcasting: VIX and Channel 5.