Germany vs. Japan live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Group E match

Germany begin their “Team of the Dead” at this year’s World Cup with a difficult opening try against Japan as the four-time champions get their tournament kick off at the Khalifa International Stadium .

With Spain and Costa Rica making up the rest of Group E, both sides today know that dropping points is not an option if they want to stand a good chance of advancing to the knockout stages.

Fortunately for the Germans, they have Thomas Muller in their ranks and he enters the 2022 World Cup as a prolific goalscorer. He has 10 goals so far – the joint-eighth most in history.

Japan will not be an easy opponent however, they reach Qatar after winning 15 of their 18 qualifying matches (D1, L2) by a score of 58-6.

Sporting News is tracking the latest live scores and highlights for Germany vs. Japan at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group E match in Qatar.

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Germany vs. Japan scores

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Confirmed lineups:

Germany (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Neuer (GK) — 23. Schlotterbeck, 15. Sule, 2. Rudiger, 3. Raum — 6. Kimmich — 21. Gundogan, — 14. Musiala, 10. Gnabry, 13. Muller — 7. Havertz

Japan (4-3-3, right to left): 12. Gonda (GK) — 19. Sakai, 4. Itakura, 16. Yoshida, 5. Nagatomo — 7. Tanaka 6. Endo, 14. Ito — 15. Kamada 18. Kubo, 10. Maeda

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Germany vs. Japan live updates, highlights from the 2022 World Cup

50 mins from kickoff: The German media is in and Die Mannschaft will be with Thomas Muller and Kai Havertz in a dangerous looking four man attack.

There was a World Cup final for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Nico Schlotterbeck, too.

1.5 hours from kickoff: Group E should be a close contest, with Spain narrowly favored ahead of Germany to claim first place.

We’ve looked at the odds to see how bookmakers view Germany and Japan’s chances of reaching the knockout stages.

2 hours from kickoff: Japan is unbeaten in three matches, scoring nine times without reply.

2.5 hours from kickoff: Germany have drawn five of their last eight matches, winning twice.

3 hours from football: It turns out Japan’s president Hajima Moriyasu also has a lot of praise to pay his opponents

Moryiasu said: “They are responsible for us – and this has not changed. The game against Germany gave us mixed feelings.

“We are very grateful to German football. We are improving and learning from them.

“We have seven players in the Bundesliga. They are playing with, or against, top players. I believe we can rely on what we have learned from them.”

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3.5 hours from kickoff: No doubt about it, Germany is the heavy favorite for this. But manager Hansi Flick believes there is plenty of talent in the Japanese side that will make his team “beyond the competition.”

“If you look at the good in Germany, in the Bundesliga, (Daichi) Kamada is doing a good job, (Wataru) Endo is one of the best footballers in the last year,” he said.

“I think, yes, we have a match before us tomorrow and that’s why we tried to prepare as well as we can and I’m looking forward to it.”

4 hours from kickoff: Hello, and welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Germany vs. Japan! The four world champions will be hoping to start their campaign with a bang… and not end up like Argentina.

Germany vs. Japan lineups, team news

With Leroy Sane out of the opening due to knee pain, Hansi Flick was together Thomas Muller and Kai Havertz as part of his attack.

Borussia Dortmund’s place back Nico Schlotterbeck22, started in defense in his first senior appearance in a finals competition.

Germany (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Neuer (GK) — 23. Schlotterbeck, 15. Sule, 2. Rudiger, 3. Raum — 6. Kimmich, 21. Gundogan — 14. Musiala, 10. Gnabry, 13. Muller — 7. Havertz

Wataru Endo return to work for Japan but no place in the starting lineup for the Monaco striker Takumi Minamino or Brighton & Hove Albion winger Kaoru Mitomawho was thought to have recovered from the injury he suffered shortly before the start of the final.

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Midfielder Hidemasa Morita not dangerous just overcome the calf problem, meaning Gaku Shibasaki got the nod.

Japan (4-3-3, right to left): 12. Gonda (GK) — 19. Sakai, 4. Itakura, 16. Yoshida, 5. Nagatomo — 7. Tanaka 6. Endo, 14. Ito — 15. Kamada 18. Kubo, 10. Maeda

Germany vs. Japan live stream, TV channel

Here’s where you can watch all the action in a major part of the world.

The date Time TV Channel Published
USA Thu, 23 Nov 08:00 PM FS1, Telemundo fuboTV, Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app, Peacock
Canada Thu, 23 Nov 08:00 PM TSN, RDS (France) TSN site/app
UK Thu, 23 Nov 13:00 GMT ITV 1, STV (Scotland) ITV Hub / ITVX, STV Player (Scotland)
Australia Thu, 24 Nov 00:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Thu, 23 Nov 18:30 PM Sports 18 Yes, JioTV
Hong Kong Thu, 23 Nov 21:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Thu, 23 Nov 21:00 CET Astro Astro GO
Singapore Thu, 23 Nov 21:00 PM StarHub (Ch. 251/252),
Singtel TV
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Thu, 24 Nov 02:00 NZD Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

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