Japan vs Spain
Japan vs Spain Match Preview
Japan will face Spain in its last game in Group E, a competitive group that also features Germany and Costa Rica. The Spanish side will be the overwhelming favorite to win this game and move onto the knockout stages. This game will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar on December 1, 2022 at 20:00 CET (19:00 UK time).
A Final Chance to Move to the Knockout Stages
Japan’s Offensive Flair vs Spain’s Game of Possession
Which one of these two teams will make it through to the Round of 16? The favorite, Spain? Japan? Both teams, possibly? We’ll likely need to wait until the end of this game to find out. What we do know from previous outings is that the Samurai Blue are not easily impressed by strong opposition on the pitch.
Japan barely lost to Belgium at the 2018 World Cup in Russia (3-2). Hajime Moriyasu‘s side is one that likes to attack in a 4-2-3-1 formation, a relatively novel concept for the previously defensive minded Japanese.
Key players for Japan are: Daichi Kamada, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Takumi Minamino, Kyogo Furuhashi, and the 21 year-old superstar, Takefusa Kubo, who plays winger for La Liga club Real Sociedad.
Japan vs Spain: Preview: It’s all About Possession for La Furia Roja
The Spaniards made it all the way to the semis in last year’s Euro Cup. During their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification stage, they won their last four games to nil and finished top of Group B. Spain rely on extreme fitness and a game of possession under head coach Luis Enrique. But it’s been over a decade now since the team won the “big tournament.”
Stacked with talent (Pedri, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Ferrán Torres, Álvaro Morata, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, or César Azpilicueta), the Spaniards will be looking for a deep run in this tournament and could make it all the way to the Finals.
Japan vs Spain Final Score Predictions
CXSports‘ prediction for Japan vs Spain: a 1-3 win for Spain. To bet on this game, simply click the BET NOW button above or below.