Japan World Cup

In this article, we have discussed Japan’s FIFA World Cup Fixture, when the matches will be and where the match will be.

We will see Japan once again in the FIFA World Cup from the AFC region. Japan made it to the round of 16 in the 2018 World Cup when they let go of a 2-0 goal lead against Belgium. Take a quick look at Japan’s World Cup 2022 fixtures, group, match schedules, and venues.

Japan World Cup 2022 Group

Japan will play in Group E in the FIFA World Cup 2022. They will compete against Spain, Germany, and Costa Rica in the Group Stage.

Group E
Spain
Costa Rica
Germany
Japan

The top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16 from each group, group winners, and runners-up. Every team will play 3 matches in the Group Stage, a match with every opponent. A win earns 3 points, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a defeat.

Japan World Cup Fixtures: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue

All times are in GMT.

Match Date Kickoff Time Venue
Japan vs Germany Live Stream Wednesday, 23 November 2022 1:00 pm Khalifa International Stadium
Japan vs Costa Rica Live Stream Sunday, 27 November 2022 10:00 am Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Japan vs Spain Live Stream Thursday, 1 December 2022 7:00 pm Khalifa International Stadium

If Japan finishes Group Stage as the group runners-up (E2), they will face the winners (F1) of Group F. Belgium should finish as F1 according to our pick.

If Japan finishes Group Stage as the group winners (E1), they will face the runners-up (F2) of Group F in the Round of 16. Croatia should finish as F2, according to our pick.

[Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia]

Potential Round of 16 Fixture and Schedule:

Fixture Date Kickoff Time Venue
E1 (Japan) vs F2 Monday, 5 December 2022 3:00 pm GMT Al Janoub Stadium
E2 (Japan) vs F1 Tuesday, 6 December 2022 3:00 pm GMT Education City Stadium

Potential Quarter-Final Fixture and Schedule:

If Japan wins their round-of-16 match and goes through to the quarter-finals, their opponent will be either the winners of the G1 vs H2 match, or the winners of the H1 vs G2 match. Our picks are Brazil and Portugal for these two matches.

[Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon]

[Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic]

Fixture Date Kickoff Time Venue
Japan vs (G1 vs H2) Winners Friday, 9 December 2022 3:00 pm GMT Education City Stadium
Japan vs (H1 vs G2) Winners Saturday, 10 December 2022 3:00 pm GMT Al Thumama Stadium

Japan will play their quarter-final match on Friday, 9 December if they finish the group stage as the winners (E1) and go all the way.

Japan will play their quarter-final match on Saturday, 10 December, if they finish the group stage as the runners-up (E2) and go all the way.

We hope the content “Japan’s FIFA World Cup Fixture 2022: Match, Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue” is helpful to you.

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Golam Muktadir, chief editor at Surprise Sports (Leading Sports News Website). He is sharing his World Cup Football thoughts, trending news, and real-time Qatar World Cup updates.

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