Germany will open their World Cup campaign with a tough challenge against Japan on Wednesday. The Europeans will undoubtedly be the dominant force in this match at the Khalifa International Stadium, however, Hansi Flick will by no means underestimate his opponents. The Asian powerhouse has been a tough test for the teams in the past and has always made life difficult for the veterans of the game. So Germany will have to be on top of their game to get the three points on Wednesday.
|Germany vs Japan||key details|
|place||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||6:30 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Germany||at 2 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Japan||at 10 pm|
|Kickoff Time in Qatar||4 pm|
Not to mention that Germany will also be eager to put behind them the disappointment of the 2018 World Cup, when they were surprisingly knocked out of the tournament at the group stage. Even at Euro 2020, they were eliminated at the round-of-16 stage before finishing only third in League A Group 3 of the latest Nations League. Meanwhile, Japan lost to Belgium at the last-16 stage in Russia four years ago. However, they now have an uphill task of being out of Group E which also features Spain and Costa Rica.
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Germany vs Japan: Records, Stats and Goals
These two countries have not often played on the international stage and the times they have come up against each other have not been in any global tournaments. They had faced each other twice in friendlies and surprisingly the European nation had the upper hand in those encounters. Germany won once while the other ended in a draw. In 2004, the Europeans won 3–0, before playing out a 2–2 draw two years later in 2006.
|Germany’s total goals||5|
|total japan target||2|
|Germany’s biggest victory||3-0 (2004)|
|Japan’s biggest victory||,|
Germany vs Japan Head-to-Head Record
|Last 5 Matches (All Competitions)||Result|
|Germany draws Japan||2-2|
|japan lost to germany||0-3|