Japan FIFA World Cup Schedule

The FIFA World Cup 2022 countdown has begun with just over a month remaining, underway on 20th November in Qatar. Here we have the Japan World Cup Schedule 2022 for Japanese fans. Let’s mark the calendar right away.

The Samurai Blue took a 2-0 lead in the 2018 World Cup against Belgium. However, they couldn’t hold the lead, and their journey ended there.

The Asian giants have to overcome another daunting task this year to get out of the group stage. They will face Spain, Germany, and Costa Rica in Group E in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule

Japan will play in Group E in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Group E

🇩🇪 Germany

🇪🇸 Spain

🇯🇵 Japan

🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Schedule, Kick-off Times, and Venues

Japan will play their opening match in the World Cup against Germany on 23rd November before facing Costa Rica and Spain.

*All times are in GMT

Fixture Date Time Venue
Japan vs. Germany Wednesday, 23 November 1:00 pm Khalifa International
Spain vs. Costa Rica Wednesday, 23 November 4:00 pm Al Thumama
Japan vs. Costa Rica Sunday, 27 November 10:00 am Ahmad Bin Ali
Germany vs. Spain Sunday, 27 November 7:00 pm Al Bayt
Japan vs. Spain Thursday, 1 December 7:00 pm Khalifa International
Germany vs. Costa Rica Thursday, 1 December 7:00 pm Al Bayt


Every team will play against each other once in the same group, and the top two teams will qualify for Round 16.

Japan’s Opponent for the Round of 16

Group E teams will play Group F in the Round of 16. Hence, Japan’s Round-of-16 opponent could be Belgium, Canada, Morocco, or Croatia.

  • E1 vs. F2
  • F1 vs. E2

Live Stream FIFA World Cup Online Free – Countries and Channel Overview

Japanese fans can joy the FIFA World Cup 2022 live stream in several ways. Dentsu holds the official broadcasting rights, and the matches will be available on Fuji TV, Nippon TV, TBS, TV Asahi, and TV Tokyo. Moreover, the live stream will be available on DAZN.

Here’s how you can watch the Qatar World Cup matches from anywhere.

Country Broadcaster Cost Requirement
Australia SBS-On Demand Free Free Signup is Required at the SBS site + VPN
France TF1 Free Only 28 World Cup Matches Are Available. Use VPN to Unlock
Germany ZDF & ARD Free No Signup Required + VPN
India Viacom 18 Free No Signup is Needed + Use VPN to Unlock Outside of India
Italy Raiplay.it Free Free Signup Required at Raiplay Site + VPN
Luxembourg RTL Free No Signup Needed + VPN
Russia MatchTV Free No Signup Needed + VPN
Switzerland Play-Suisse Free Free Signup Required at Play-Suisse Site + VPN
United Kingdom BBC iPlayer & ITV HUB Free Free Signup Required + VPN
United States Fox Sports Premium 25$ a Month Subscription needed. Available via Cable, Sling TV, Fubo TV, and YouTube TV
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