Four-time World Cup winners Germany will aim to bounce back from their shock loss to Japan when they take on Spain in Group E as the European heavyweights in Qatar.
Die Mannschaft were the victims of one of the tournament’s major upsets as Japan came back to beat them 2-1 in their opening match. The Samurai Blue were brought crashing back down to earth with a 1-0 defeat earlier on Sunday to Costa Rica side that Spain demolished 7-0.
Luis Enrique’s men can effectively secure qualification with another win and they would have the double satisfaction of sending Germany closer to a second consecutive group-stage exit.
They finished last in their group in Russia 2018 four years after winning the World Cup in 2014. Spain were crowned champions in 2010.
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Spain vs Germany live score
Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23-Simon (GK) — 20-Carvajal, 16-Rodri, 24-Laporte, 18-Alba — 9-Gavi, 5-Busquets, 26-Pedri — 12-N. Williams, 10-Asensio, 11-Torres
Germany (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Neuer (GK) — 5-Kehrer, 15-Sule, 2-Rudiger, 3- Raum — 6-Kimmich, 8-Goretzka — 10-Gnabry, 21-Gundogan, 14-Musiala — 13-Muller
Spain vs Germany live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup
4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Here’s the rallying cry from former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.
Oliver Kahn: “You need balls in games like this. After the exit in the last World Cup, the players are in a precarious situation. Why shouldn’t we beat Spain? They are a top team, but also a very young one. A win can have positive effects on the rest of the tournament” [BILD TV] pic.twitter.com/lCHCxBd5ws
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 27, 2022
5 hrs from kickoff: Spain did some serious damage against Germany the last time they met, though that was before Hansi Flick took over.
⏪ The last time Spain faced Germany:
⏱️ 17′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Morata
⏱️ 33′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 38′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Rodri
⏱️ 55′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 71′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 89′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Oyarzabal
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 27, 2022
Spain vs Germany lineups, team news
Spain manager Luis Enrique hasn’t shared any starters, but the Spanish press are speculating based on his comments that Dani Carvajal (for Cesar Azpilicueta) and Nico Williams (for Dani Olmo) are two potential changes for a manager that rarely repeats lineups.
Eric Garcia coming in for Rodri in central defence and allowing the Man City man to line up in midfield (potentially in place of Gavi) is another option that’s being entertained by the media. It’ll also be Alvaro Morata or Marco Asensio at center forward.
Spain projected (4-3-3, right to left): 23-Unai Simon (GK) — 20-Dani Carvajal, 16-Rodri, 24-Aymeric Laporte, 18-Jordi Alba — 9-Gavi, 5-Sergio Busquets, 26-Pedri — 12-Nico Williams, 10-Marco Asensio, 11-Ferran Torres
Dynamic Bayern Munich attacker Leroy Sane sat out the loss to Japan with a knee injury and although he resumed training in recent days, it seems fairly certain he won’t start and instead could potentially help as a substitute.
Media reports in Germany indicate that Niklas Sule, who filled in at right-back against Japan, could move back into central defence with Thilo Kehrer regaining his natural right-back spot.
Also, the speculation favours the Bayern central-mdfield pairing of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich with Ilkay Gundogan in more of an attacking role behind the forward. And that central striker could be Thomas Muller in order to leave Kai Havertz as an option off the bench.
Germany projected (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Manuel Neuer (GK) — 5-Thilo Kehrer, 15-Niklas Sule, 2-Antonio Rudiger, 3-David Raum — 6-Joshua Kimmich, 8-Leon Goretzka — 10-Serge Gnabry, 21-Ilkay Gundogan, 14-Jamal Musiala — 13-Thomas Muller
Spain vs Germany live stream, TV channel
This was always going to be the must-watch of the World Cup group stage, but the stakes make it an even tastier matchup. After a shock 2-1 loss to Japan, Germany will be desperate for all three points against a Spain side that looked like a legitimate candidate to win the World Cup in their 7-0 obliteration of Costa Rica.
A loss against Spain would likely result in an embarrassing group-stage elimination for the Germans, while victory would virtually lock up a knockout round berth for Spain. If Germany were to prevail, it would set up a fascinating final day in Group E with qualification scenarios coming down to overall goal difference or other tiebreakers.
Here’s how you can watch all the action in the major global territories.
|USA||Sunday, Nov. 27||14:00 ET||FS1,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
|Canada||Sunday, Nov. 27||14:00 EST||TSN, RDS (French)||TSN site/app,
|UK||Sunday, Nov. 27||19:00 GMT||BBC One||BBC iPlayer|
|Australia||Monday, Nov. 28||06:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|India||Monday, Nov. 28||00:30 IST||Sports18||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Monday, Nov. 28||03:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Monday, Nov. 28||03:00 MYT||Astro, Unifi TV,
TV2, Sukan RTM,
|Singapore||Monday, Nov. 28||03:00 SGT||StarHub (Ch. 251/252),
|Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Monday, Nov. 28||08:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|
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