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Japan dreams of the eighth place, Rodri: "No team is at our level" - voila! FIFA World Cup

2022-11-30T10:22:23.140Z

A draw may be enough for the Japanese to qualify for the second time in a row, but Spain is in peak form, according to its improvised brakeman: "We are on the right track." Morata may start (Thursday, 21:00)



Cycle 3

21:00

01/12/2022

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Spain

Tiktukno: summary of the day's events in sports, 30.11 (Sport1)

Japan

After the great sensation against Germany, Japan fell to the ground with a disappointing loss to Costa Rica.

Now she knows that a win will send her to the next stage from first place in Group 5, and a draw may also be enough (if Germany and Costa Rica are separated by a draw in the corresponding match).

A loss will cut her further path in the World Cup.

Takehiro Tomiyasu and Hiroki Sakai are suffering from hamstring injuries and are in some doubt, as is Wataru Ando, ​​who is suffering from a knee injury.

His place may be taken by Gaku Shibasaki.



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The Japanese celebrate against Germany (Photo: GettyImages, PHILIP FONG/AFP)

Spain

La Roja missed a chance to secure qualification already against Germany, but they are still in great shape: a win would obviously send them into the round of 16 from first place, as would a draw (unless Germany beat Costa Rica by eight goals or more).

Even a loss may be enough, assuming that Costa Rica does not beat Germany in the corresponding match (or that Germany wins by a high score and erases the significant goal difference between it and the Spanish).



Gabi, who was absent from the last training session, is in some doubt, and according to reports, Luis Enrique may rest Sergio Busquets, who is one yellow card away from suspension.

Coca may take his place.

In the attacking part, Albero Morata may take the place of Marco Asensio.

Rodri, who will continue to start as a stopper, said: "Every day I feel more comfortable in this position. Japan is a very strong opponent, they are intense and ready to gamble, like us. At the moment, I don't see another team that is at our level. We are on the right path. There are teams with excellent players , but as a group, I don't see anyone else like us."

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Morata (Photo: Reuters)

Trivia

* Spain has not lost in its last seven matches in the World Cup.



* And did not lose to Asian opponents in the previous five meetings in the World Cup in 90 minutes (in 2002 they lost to South Korea on penalties).



* Japan is looking for its second consecutive qualification and fourth in its history to the round of 16.

She never made it past the 16th round.



* The Japanese captain Maya Yoshida will make his 125th appearance in the national team.



* This will be the first meeting between the teams in a major tournament.

The only meeting so far was a friendly match in April 2001, in which Spain won 0:1.



* In eight of its last nine World Cups, Spain won its last match in the group stage (the only time it didn't happen - in 2018, 2:2 against Morocco).

The composition of the groups

Referee:

Victor Gomes

Stadium:

Khalifa (Al Wakhra)

Japan Coach: Hajima Moriasu

The game setup

4:5:1

  • 12 sh.

    Gonda

  • 2 m.

    Yamana

  • 4 k.

    Itakura

  • 22 m.

    Yoshida

  • 5j.

    Nagatomo

  • 14c.

    slow down

  • 7c.

    Shibasaki

  • 13e.

    Morita

  • 15 d.

    Kamada

  • 11t.

    Kubo

  • 21a.

    Uada

Substitutes bench:

Spain coach: Luis Enrique

The game setup

4:3:3

  • 23a.

    Mark

  • 20 d.

    Carvajal

  • 16 Rhodri

  • 24a.

    Laporte

  • 18 c.

    Alba

  • 9 Gabi

  • 26 Pedri

  • 8 Coca

  • 11 p.

    Torres

  • 7a.

    Morata

  • 21 d.

    hall

Substitutes bench:

  • House of God

    Group

    games

    victories

    draw

    losses

    gates

    points

    1

    Spain

    2

    1

    1

    0

    1-8

    4

    2

    Japan

    2

    1

    0

    1

    2-2

    3

    3

    Costa Rica

    2

    1

    0

    1

    7-1

    3

    4

    Germany

    2

    0

    1

    1

    3-2

    1

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Source: walla

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