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.
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.
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Japan World Cup Fixtures: Match Schedule, Kickoff Time, and Venue
All times are in GMT.
|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:
|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]
|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.
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