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Japan vs Spain Dream11 prediction, Match preview, Team news, Predicted lineups - FIFA World Cup 2022 Group Stages

Here's a look at the Dream11 prediction for the fifa world cup 2022 match between Japan vs Spain. Check out the dream11 fantasy team,match prediction, match preview, updates and lineups for JPN vs SPN.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 01.12.2022
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Japan vs Spain will be a crucial Group E encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2022, which Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, will host this Thursday (1st December) night. 

After a stunning win against Germany by 2-1, Japan suffered a 1-0 defeat against Costa Rica.

On the other hand, Spain started this World Cup with a 7-0 win. Then, they drew against Germany with a 1-1 scoreline.

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JPN vs SPN Match Details


Match: Japan vs Spain

Stage: Group (E)

Date: 1st December 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 22:00 local time/AST (UTC+3); 00:30 IST (next day)

Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan


JPN vs SPN Group F Scenarios


Both teams are eyeing winning this game to qualify for the Round of 16, while a defeat is likely to end their journey in this tournament.

While Spain would be even happy with a draw result to comfortably move to the next round, then Japan will have to watch out Costa Rica vs Germany match result, where the Asian team will exit from this tournament if Costa Rica win. However, a draw or Germany's victory will put Japan to the tie-breaking criteria (vs Costa Rica in a draw; vs Germany in their win).

While Japan will be clearly out of this tournament with another defeat, Spain can still have some chances despite a defeat in their last group stage game, but only if Costa Rica fail to beat Germany. Just like Japan in the case of a draw, the final group stage game loser Spain will also battle for the tie-breaking criteria if Costa Rica vs Germany match finishes with a draw result (tie-breaking criteria against Costa Rica) or Germany’s victory (tie-breaking criteria against Germany).


JPN vs SPN Match Preview


After stunning Germany, Japan missed out on their golden chance against Costa Rica. Now, the Asian giants once again have to beat the odds to reach the next round. While Japan aren’t overly dependent on a few players for goal-scoring opportunities, they haven’t played their true potential in this WC yet.

The young Spanish team is running full of confidence, who lost only once in 11 games in 2022 (7 wins and 3 draws). Luis Enrique’s boys are ready to inspire the nation with fearless football.     


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Japan (JPN): LWLDW

Spain (SPN): DWWWW


JPN vs SPN Team News


(Japan)

Tomiyasu Takehiro and Sakai Hiroki, both are struggling with hamstring injuries. However, the team is hoping to see them in the crucial forthcoming game.


(Spain)

All the Spanish players are reportedly fit for this upcoming match. 


JPN vs SPN predicted starting lineups


Japan (JPN): Shūichi Gonda; Miki Yamane, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida (Captain), Yuto Nagatomo; Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ritsu Dōan, Daichi Kamada, Takefusa Kubo; Takuma Asano  

Spain (SPN): Unai Simón; Dani Carvajal, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba; Koke, Sergio Busquets (Captain), Pedri; Ferran Torres, Álvaro Morata, Dani Olmo   


JPN vs SPN Dream11 Team Prediction


GK: U Simon (7.5 cr)

DEF: Y Nagatomo (8 cr), M Yoshida (8.5 cr), J Alba (9 cr), A Laporte (8.5 cr)

MID: D Olmo (8.5 cr), R Doan (8 cr), P Gavira (8 cr)

FW:  A Morata (8.5 cr), T Asano (8.5 cr), F Torres (8.5 cr)

Vice-captain: F Torres

Captain: A Morata

 

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