Japan is also in the round of 16? If they beat Spain…

Japan is also in the round of 16? If they beat Spain, they will definitely advance


It is time to show the power of Asian soccer.

The Japanese national soccer team will play the third Group E match of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 10 p.m. on December 1st (local time). The opponent is Spain, ranked 7th in the FIFA rankings and 1st in Group E.

Japan is in second place in Group E when it finished the second round. They beat Germany 2–1 and lost 1–0 to Costa Rica to earn three points. Costa Rica, ranked third, also scored three points. In terms of gains and losses, Japan (0) is far ahead of Costa Rica (-6). Germany in fourth place has one point and a goal difference of -1.

The final ranking will be determined in the third round. If Japan beats Spain, it will be virtually the top of the group. If Japan draws with Spain and Germany draws with Costa Rica, Japan will reach the round of 16 as second in the group. If Japan loses to Spain, it will be eliminated immediately. The computation of cases is complicated.

Six teams from Asia advanced to the finals in this World Cup. Host country Qatar, Japan, Australia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea participated in the Qatar World Cup. Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia were eliminated from the group stage.

So far, only Australia has survived. Australia won 1-0 against Denmark on the 30th, reaching the round of 16 with 2 wins, 1 loss and 2nd place in Group D and facing Argentina. Australia has reached the round of 16 for the first time in 16 years since 2006, led by Guus Hiddink. Japan is aiming for the next spot after Australia.

Korea is the last one to go. The third Group H match against Portugal is scheduled at Education City Stadium on the 2nd. South Korea must beat Portugal and consider the results of the Uruguay-Ghana match. If Uruguay draws or wins, South Korea’s chances of advancing to the round of 16 increase.

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