Germany will take on Japan in a Group E fixture to kick off their World Cup campaign on Wednesday. It’s a 1:00 pm GMT kick-off at Khalifa International Stadium, Doha. Let’s take a quick look at official Germany vs Japan lineup and gather the latest team news.
🆚 Germany vs Japan | Group E
🗓 Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
🕗 Kickoff-Time: 2:00 pm German Time | 10:00 pm Japan Time
🏟 Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
📺 Live: FS1, ITV1, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, ITV Hub
Germany’s Confirmed Lineup vs Japan
|Defender||Sule, Schlotterbeck, Rudiger, Raum|
|Midfielder||Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Musiala, Havertz|
Bayern youngster Jamal Musiala will play as the creative midfielder alongside veteran Thomas Muller.
Bayern Munich forward Leroy Sane sustained a knee injury during training. He will be on the sideline for this game.
Timo Werner and Marco Reus never made it to Qatar due to injuries.
Japan’s Confirmed Lineup vs Germany
|Defender||Sakai, Yoshida, Itakura, Nagatomo|
|Midfielder||Endo, Tanaka; Ito, Kamada, Kubo|
Celtic forward Daizen Maeda will play as a lone striker in front of Real Sociedad’s Takefusa Kubo and Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada.
Hidemasa Morita is the only injury concern for Japan. The Sporting CP midfielder is recovering from a calf injury.