FIFA World Cup, Day 4: Spain, Germany, Croatia, Belgium in action today. Check timings, score cards, squad details

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Day four of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has arrived, and will see Group E participants, Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan playing each other in the group stage. The first will be between Croatia and Morocco, followed by the much-anticipated Germany opening match against Japan. Later in the day, Spain will take on Costa Rica. The day will end with the opening match of Group F between Belgium and Canada.

23 November: FIFA World Cup matches and timings

Morocco vs Croatia (3.30 PM IST)

Germany vs Japan (6:30 PM IST)

Spain vs Costa Rica (9.30 PM IST)

Belgium vs Canada (12.30 am IST – Thursday)

where to watch

All matches will be telecast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels, available on all set-top boxes. Furthermore, Indian viewers can watch the match for free on the JioCinema app and website.

Enthusiasts can also download various apps like FIFA for scores, live updates and other details.

match preview

Croatia vs Morocco

Croatia are in good form and have won their last five matches. It has lost only once in the last 16 months. The surprise 2018 runners-up are led by midfielder Luka Modric, and are expected to dominate the field against Morocco. This match will be played at Al Bayt Stadium. Germany vs Japan match is at 3.30 PM IST.

predicted teams

Moroccan: Bono; Hakimi, Sass, Aguard, Mazroui; Aunahi, Amarbat, Amallah; Ziyek, An-Nesri, Boufal

Croatia: Livakovic; Stanisic, Lauren, Guardiol, Baricic; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Petkovic, Perisic

Germany vs Japan

World Cup heavyweights Germany will face Asian champions Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar. After winning the trophy in 2014, the four-time World Cup champions crashed out at the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Hansi Flick’s side have been out of form of late, winning just two of their last six matches. Asian superstars Japan are in similar form, having won only two games, and drawn two in their last six matches. Germany vs Japan match is at 6:30 PM IST.

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predicted teams

Germany: Neuer; Kehrer, Sule, Rüdiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Hoffmann, Musiala, Gnabri; Muller
Japan: Gonda; Sakai, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Morita, Ando, ​​Kamada; Ito, Asano, Minamino

spain vs costa rica

The Spanish team is expected to pull off a miracle this time around as it has got a new bunch of talented young players. The new Spain team is led by back-to-back Golden Boy award winners Pedri and Gavi, and will be expected to put on a stellar performance against an experienced Costa Rican side.

The 2014 quarter-finalists Costa Ricans hope to repeat their World Cup success in Brazil and avoid the defeat they suffered four years ago in Russia.

Spain is also looking to avoid a repeat of its campaign in the 2018 tournament, when it was knocked out at the round of 16.

Spain probable lineup:

Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F Torres, Morata, Fati

Costa Rica Possible Lineup:

Navas; C Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Bennett, G. Torres; Borges, Contreras, Campbell

belgium vs canada

Canada’s soccer team is returning to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. They will face Belgium, who ended 2018 in the semi-finals, and are currently ranked No. 2 in the FIFA rankings. This match will be played at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.

The second-placed Red Devils will be hoping for a strong comeback but lost a friendly against Egypt last week.

The Canadiens are led by Alphonso Davis, Jonathan David and Kyle Larrinne as well as coach John Herdman. They are in good form as they finished first in the CONCACAF qualifying round.

Belgium predicted lineup

Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Debussy, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco, De Bruyne, Batshuayi, E. Hazard

Canada predicted lineup

Borjan, Johnson, Vittoria, Miller, Buchanan, Eustaquio, Hutchinson, Adekungbe, Davis, Larin, David.

score tally

fifa world cup points table group a

Team Points – Games Played

1. Ecuador – 3 points – 1 game played

2. Netherlands – 3 points – 1 game played

3. Senegal – 0 points – 1 game played

4. Qatar – 0 points – 1 game played

fifa world cup points table group b

Team Points – Games Played

1. England – 3 points – 1 game played

2. USA – 1 point – 1 game played

3. Wales – 1 point – 1 game played

4. Iran – 0 points – 1 game played

fifa world cup points table group c

Team Points – Games Played

1. Saudi Arabia – 3 points – 1 game played

2. Poland – 1 point – 1 game played

3. Mexico – 1 point – 1 game played

4. Argentina – 0 points – 1 game played

fifa world cup points table group d

Team Points – Games Played

1. France – 3 points – 1 game played

2. Tunisia – 1 point – 1 game played

3. Denmark – 1 point – 1 game played

4. Australia – 0 points – 1 match played

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