World Cup Qatar 2022: Spain-Japan and Germany-Costa Rica will be decisive

The selected of Spain, one of those who showed the best level, will play this Thursday from 4:00 p.m. (TV: TyC Sports) before Japan in order to obtain at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha qualifying for the round of 16 of the World Cup Qatar 2022 in the first place in Group E in case of achieving a victory, which would also benefit an urgent Germany.

“We are not going to speculate against Japan. I’m convinced that we are a great team and we can complicate anyone”, said coach Luis Enrique in the press conference prior to the last game of the initial phase against the Japanese.

Spain is the leader of Group E with four units (balance of +7), followed by Japan (0) and Costa Rica (-6) with three points, and closes Germany with one (-1).

The Iberian team will qualify with only a draw and would be first because Costa Rica would have to thrash Germany. Spain is a team with offensive play, successful associations and voracity when it comes to attacking the rival goal.

Luis Enrique got angry when they asked him if it is not convenient for him to pass as second in the zone and thus avoid a potential quarterfinal clash against Brazil.

“When you are convinced that your team is very good and you want to play all seven games in a World Cup, you don’t care about being first or second. We can’t do ‘the milkmaid accounts’, We’ll play it against whoeverthis team has shown to have faith and to be able to make things difficult for anyone”, he warned.

By your side, Japan’s chances only happen to win. If they tie, they are not guaranteed to qualify because Germany beating the central americans could surpass it in balance of goals.

True to a fast-paced, vertical style, but with some defensive flaws, Japan delivered the big blow against the Teutons and stunned the world with a remarkable victory.

Then the Japanese played against a battered Costa Rica with the chance to seal the pass to eighths, but in a game in which they were clear dominators, they ended up losing in the rival’s only arrival.

The only precedent between Spain and Japan dates back to 2001, a friendly played in the Spanish city of Córdoba, with an Iberian victory 1-0.

Germany asks for “help”

The selected of Germany, four-time world champion, will also face each other from 4:00 p.m. (Public TV) To Costa Rica at Al Bayt Stadium, with the obligation to win to have a chance of qualifying for the next phase of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The matchvalid for the third and last day of Group E, French Stephanie Frappart, the first woman to direct a World Cup match, will be refereed masculine.

Germany sits bottom of the table with just one pointafter the draw against Spain and the defeat against Japan in the debut.

The Germans dream of Spanish helpsince with a victory for the Iberians against the Asians they will only depend on beating the Costa Ricans to be second in the group and advance to the round of 16.

The German coach Hansi Flick warned this Wednesday that he will not resign his position if they are eliminated against Costa Rica for the third group date.

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“I have a contract until 2024I’m looking forward to the Eurocup at home, but there’s a long time to go. For my part, I am not going to give up no matter what happens”, affirmed the DT at the press conference.

“Of course, we would like to make the game clear from the beginning to put some pressure (on Japan) in the other game, but we know it will be difficult against a very defensive team“, pointed Flick in relation to Costa Rica, which has three units for their success against Japan and the 7-0 win against Spain, although it also feeds hopes of qualifying.

Group F is defined

The selections of Croatia and Belgium will define from 12 (TV: TyC Sports) the pass to the round of 16 of the World Cup Qatar 2022 by Group Fwith an eye on the duel between Morocco and Canada, which is already eliminated from the tournament.

Croatia, world runner-up in Russia 2018, started the group with doubts after drawing with Morocco no goals and he recovered with a win 4-1 against Canada after starting at a disadvantage.

The selected Croatian will have the classification assured with a tiebut in that case you will not get the first place, since for that location it only serves you to win.

Belgium, instead, he will be eliminated if he loses to Luka Modric’s team, but the pass is secured if they manage to win and in the event of a tie it will depend on the Moroccan team losing by more than two goals before the Canadians.

The Belgian team is not going through a good moment, since after the defeat against Morocco Controversies broke out within the campus which were later denied.

The European media reported on a strong fight in a practice between Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, in which Romelu Lukaku intervenedwho was not playing the tournament due to injury.

“There were no fights. We are united and you hear things that are not true,” Hazard said. at the last press conference.

Morocco plays it

The selection of Morocco will also be played from noon (Public TV and DeporTV) their chance to qualify for the round of 16 for the first time at a World Cup when they face Canadawho will say goodbye to Qatar 2022 on the last date of Group F.

The African team arrives at this clash consolidated in its gameafter the resounding victory against Belgium.

With a victory against the Canadians, Morocco will secure its place in the next instance; even with a draw -and even with a defeat- I could also classify but depending on the result between Belgium (3 points) and Croatia (4), which will play at the same time.

Already eliminated from Qatar 2022, Canada will once again have his figure Alfonso Daviesfrom Bayern Munich. Also It will be the last World Cup for the historic Atiba Hutchinson, 39 years old and who has played for the Canadian team since 2003.

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