Germany & Japan Match Preview with Expert AnalysisGermany & Japan Match Preview with Expert AnalysisOn November 23rd at 8:00 PM, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, "Die Mannschaft" (Germany) will face the "Blue Samurai" - a top Asian team. Our sports writer, Catcosan Vinh, will provide comments, analysis, and predictions for the Germany & Japan match.
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Slowly advancing tank
Group E of the 2022 World Cup promises many surprises with the presence of two European powerhouses, Germany and Spain. However, the other two teams in the group, Japan and Costa Rica, are formidable opponents who have shown significant progress in recent years and are not to be taken lightly.
It is undeniable that, currently ranked 11th in FIFA's latest rankings, Germany is considered stronger than Japan, the number one team in Asia. Under the guidance of coach Flick, Germany possesses a high-quality and experienced squad, both at the club and international level.
Observing Germany's playing style in previous World Cups, as well as the analysis and predictions of top football experts in Europe, it is undeniable that the three points belong to the strong team from Europe. However, it is unlikely that Coach Flick's team will achieve a dominant victory over Japan with a significant margin.
The German team only seems to come alive in the play-off stage. Recently, they only managed a minimal 1-0 victory against Oman in a friendly match just before the 2022 World Cup. Prior to that, Müller and his teammates had only won one match, drawn four, and lost once in six matches during the group stage of the 2022/23 Nations League. Despite Germany being four-time world champions and the first team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, FIFA ranked them as seed group 2 in Qatar 2022 due to their less impressive performance.
Vietnamese fans are looking forward to Japan's ability to deliver another surprise at Qatar 2022. Photo: NPK
Japan using the "old stick, hit the back" strategy
Meanwhile, Japan is not a team that will simply roll over when they bring a squad filled with players who compete in Europe to Qatar. The Asian representatives currently have eight players plying their trade in Germany, with many of them playing crucial roles at their respective clubs, such as Wataru Endo (Stuttgart). Additionally, players like Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal), Takumi Minamino (Monaco), and Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad) will contribute to the team's strategy of causing difficulties for Germany.
The 2022 World Cup witnessed a "shockwave" when Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina, one of the title contenders, with a score of 2-1. It's worth recalling that in the 2018 World Cup, the German national team was also eliminated in the group stage due to a shocking 0-2 defeat to another Asian representative, South Korea. For these reasons, Japanese fans can expect Hajime Moriyasu and his team to spring a surprise against their opponents.
In preparation for the world's biggest football event, the Blue Samurai have been performing well, with only one loss, a minimal 1-2 defeat against Canada. In their recent six matches across all competitions, they have achieved two draws and three victories.