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

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Japan and Spain both have plenty to play for as they enter the final Group E matchday occupying the top two slots, which would see them through to the next round. Only the top two teams in each World Cup group advance to the Round of 16.

Spain want to finish as group winners, and a win would lock up first place. A draw could also get the job done if Costa Rica lose or draw their match with Germany.

Japan know that they’re eliminated with a loss to Spain, and even a draw wouldn’t necessarily be enough if Germany earn a big win and pad their goal difference against Costa Rica. Going for the victory comes with an added benefit for Japan: they would leapfrog Spain for the top spot and face the Group F runner-up in the knockouts.

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

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Japan vs Spain live score

  1H 2H Final
Japan
Spain

Goals:
None

Projected lineups:

Japan (4-5-1, right to left): 12-Gonda (GK) — 2-Yamane, 4-Itakura, 22-Yoshida, 5-Nagatomo — 14-J. Ito, 17-Tanaka, 15-Kamada, 13-H. Morita, 11-Kubo — 25-Maeda

Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23-Simon (GK) — 20-Carvajal, 3-Garcia, 24-Laporte, 18-Alba — 8-Koke, 5-Busquets, 26-Pedri — 10-Asensio, 7-Morata, 11-Torres

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Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Spain 4 2 1 0 1 8 1 +7
2. Japan 3 2 1 1 0 2 2 0
3. Costa Rica 3 2 1 1 0 1 7 -6
4. Germany 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1

Japan vs Spain live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup

4 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: Will Alvaro Morata get a start in this match? He scored off the bench against Costa Rica and Germany and will be keen to prove himself in the starting 11 as Spain begin to look towards the knockouts.

4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: We haven’t seen much of Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu for Japan in this World Cup and he did not get into the Costa Rica match. But in a do-or-die match against Spain for qualification he wants to play through the groin issue he’s dealing with.

5 hrs from kickoff: The referee of this game officiated the Africa Cup of Nations final where he offered Mo Salah his whistle and cards for the Egypt captain to call the game.

Japan vs Spain lineups, team news

The Japanese media is expecting manager Hajime Moriyasu to keep the backline unchanged despite Takehiro Tomiyasu’s insistence he’s fine to play through a groin issue.

The projected lineups calls for wingers Junya Ito and Takefusa Kubo to retake their starting roles along with center-mid Ao Tanaka and forward Daizen Maeda. Except for Ito, that group was rested against Costa Rica.

Japan (4-5-1, right to left): 12-Gonda (GK) — 2-Yamane, 4-Itakura, 22-Yoshida, 5-Nagatomo — 14-J. Ito, 17-Tanaka, 15-Kamada, 13-H. Morita, 11-Kubo — 25-Maeda

According to the Spanish sports dailies, Gavi and Rodri will be getting a break after picking up knocks against Germany with Koke and Eric Garcia reportedly taking their place in the starting XI.

Dani Olmo could be a candidate for a break given he went the full 90 in the first two matches and is only recently removed from a knee injury.

Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23-Simon (GK) — 20-Carvajal, 3-Garcia, 24-Laporte, 18-Alba — 8-Koke, 5-Busquets, 26-Pedri — 10-Asensio, 7-Morata, 11-Torres

Japan vs Spain live stream, TV channel

This final Group E match will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Thu, Dec 1 14:00 ET Fox,
Telemundo
fuboTV,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Peacock
Canada Thu, Dec 1 14:00 ET TSN 2, CTV, RDS (French) TSN site/app,
CTV app
RDS app
UK Thu, Dec 1 19:00 GMT ITV 4, STV ITVX, STV Player
Australia Fri, Dec. 2 06:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Fri, Dec 2 00:30 IST Sports 18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Fri, Dec 2 03:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Fri, Dec 2 03:00 MYT Astro FIFA World Cup 1 Astro GO
Singapore Fri, Dec 2 03:00 SGT StarHub TV FIFA World Cup, Singtel FIFA World Cup 142 Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Fri, Dec. 2 08:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

Watch the match on fuboTV in USA:


Credit: sportingnews.com

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