Spain and Germany will meet on the second matchday of Group E, a group that also includes Costa Rica and Japan. For its part, the team coached by Luis Enrique arrives at the Qatar 2022 World Cup in seventh place in the FIFA ranking and will be playing in its sixteenth World Cup competition. They were champions at South Africa 2010.
The coach of the Spanish national team opted for a young squad with only one member from the only World Cup title won by Spain in 2010: Barcelona central midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Notable absentees include Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos, 2010 World Cup winner and two-time European Championship winner (2018 and 2012).
On the other hand, Germany, coached by Hansi Flick, elected by UEFA as the best coach in 2020, will take part in this World Cup without being seeded, which automatically made it the opponent to avoid in the draw and a constituent factor of the Group of Death.
For this World Cup, Germany is ranked tenth in the FIFA ranking and it will be its 20th participation. In other competitions, it has had two absences (1930 and 1950), four titles (1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014), four finals (1966, 1982, 1986, and 2002) and only one first-round elimination (2018).
In terms of history, hierarchy and current affairs, it is a legitimate candidate for Qatar, where it will arrive with a squad that combines the last survivors of the Brazil 2014 coronation with a group of youngsters who bring talent and freshness to their soccer.
One player who embodies this transition is Thomas Müller, the 33-year-old experienced striker who will be playing in his fourth World Cup and has been a regular member of the national team since March 2010.
As is customary at major competitions, Bayern Munich is providing top players for the national team: Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala, a 19-year-old striker who has been tipped as one of the top prospects in German soccer, are all included in the 26-strong squad.
This virtuoso Munich core is joined by more internationally renowned players: Marc André Ter Stegen (Barcelona); Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid); Niklas Süle and Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Chelsea) and Timo Werner (Red Bull Leipzig).
Four-time champions Germany will aim for another World Cup title at Qatar 2022 to equal the five crowns of top winner Brazil.
Thus, Spain and Germany will meet again. History shows favorable results for Germany (1982 and 1996), while Spain won in South Africa in 2010. The remaining match was played in the first round of the 1994 World Cup in the United States and ended in a draw (1-1).
When and at what time does Spain vs. Germany play in the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Date: Sunday, November 27
Time: 16:00 (Argentina time)
Stadium: Al Bayt
What channel is Spain vs. Germany live on TV?
The match can be seen live from Argentina on TV Pública and DirecTV Sports.
How to watch live Spain vs. Germany online for FREE streaming in the Qatar 2022 World Cup
The public channel will broadcast live, free of charge to the whole country, half of the World Cup games (32), complemented by Tyc Sports Play, which will offer the other 50%. It will also be possible to watch through platforms such as Flow, DirecTV Go, and Telecentre Play, with the requirement of being a cable operator subscriber.