On Thursday at Khalifa International Stadium, the last group match of the 2022 World Cup between Japan and Spain will determine who advances.
The Samurai Blues defeated Germany by a score of 2-1 to begin their campaign, but they fell to Costa Rica in their subsequent encounter. To guarantee a place in the round of 16, they must win in their last group.
Spain’s performance at the 2022 World Cup has been inconsistent. Prior to being held by Germany, they opened the tournament with a commanding 7-0 victory over Costa Rica. To advance to the next round, though, they only need to avoid losing to Japan.
Japan vs Spain : Date and Kick off Time
Japan vs Spain
December 1, 2022
7:00 pm GMT / 2:00 am ET / 9 pm CAT / 12:30 am IST (Dec 2)
How to watch Japan vs Spain on TV & live stream online
With fuboTV, fans in the United States (U.S.) can watch the game live and on demand (start with a free trial). The live sports streaming service is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV as well as through a web browser. New users can join up for a free seven-day trial.
The Fox Network, Telemundo, and Peacock are other options for US viewers to watch the game.
ITV and STV will both broadcast and webcast the game in the UK.
The Sports 18 Network and Jio Cinema both stream the games for Indian viewers.
Japan squad & team news
Due to injury, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Hiroki Sakai, and Wataru Endo are questionable for the pivotal group stage matchup.
Maya Yoshida, Japan’s captain, will soon receive his 125th cap and will hope to mark the milestone with a significant victory.
Gonda, Yamane, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Tanaka, Morita; Doan, Kamada, Kubo; Maeda were the expected starting XI for Japan.
Spain squad & team news
Gavi, a prominent player for Spain, is questionable to start the match because of an injury and has missed a training session.
Sergio Busquets, a seasoned midfielder, might also get a break because he is just one caution away from a suspension.
Spain’s starting lineup was as follows: Simon; Carvajal; P. Torres; Laporte; Alba; Koke; Rodri; Pedri; F. Torres; Morata; and Olmo.