The Germany team will challenge the Japan team in a Friendly Match FIFA Matchday in VOLKSWAGEN ARENA Stadium, Wolfsburg on Saturday, September 09, 2023. For streaming coverage of Germany vs Japan, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Germany will have their first friendly match in 2023 when they host Japan at home on Saturday afternoon (9/9). This is an opportunity for ‘The Panzer’ to improve after a poor result at the 2022 World Cup and a series of friendly matches before. However, they will have to face a difficult opponent in Japan – a team they once regretted at the 2022 World Cup.
Germany is one of the best teams in the world, but they are playing very weak. They have lost 3 of the last 4 matches, and have only 2 wins in the last 8 matches. Germany has also been eliminated early in the 2022 World Cup, when it only got 1 point after 3 matches in the group stage.
Flick’s head coaching chair in the German national team is on the rocks after a disappointing run of form. Flick is at risk of being sacked if he doesn’t get good results in these two friendlies. To salvage the situation, he has recalled veteran Muller – his former student at Bayern Munich. Muller has scored 44 goals and provided 40 assists in 121 caps for the national team. Apart from that, he also summoned two new players, namely Gross and Baumann.
Playing at home, Germany will have nothing to lose when they meet Japan. They need to play attacking and determined to win in order to regain the trust of the fans. However, they also have to be careful with the quick and effective playing style of their opponents.
Japan on the other hand is playing very impressively. They have beaten El Salvador and Peru by landslide (6-0 and 4-1). They also have many players playing football in Germany, such as Itakura, Ito, Asano, Doan and Tanaka. They will have an advantage in terms of understanding and adaptation to playing conditions.
Coach Moriyasu has recalled Tomiyasu from Arsenal and Tanaka from Dusseldorf, two high performing players at their club. However, he did not call up Minamino from Monaco and Osako from Vissel Kobe, the two strikers who scored against Germany at the 2022 World Cup.
Japan is not an easy opponent for Germany. They have proven that when they beat Germany 2-1 at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. They also have high performance and confidence when they meet big teams. Japan could have continued to torment Germany and make them have to continue to suffer with a series of bad matches.
Germany is rated higher than Japan in all aspects, but they are having a lot of difficulties in terms of performance and morale. In contrast, the ‘Samurai Blue’ team played explosively and had many players who were familiar with German football. It is estimated that this match will be very balanced and difficult to predict.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Germany vs Japan match at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA Stadium, Wolfsburg can be watched live streaming. Friendlies 2023 Friendly Match match broadcast on beIN SPORTS en Español starting 14:45 ET.
|Match||Germany vs. Japan|
|Competition||FIFA Matchday (2023)|
|Match day||Friendly Match|
|Venue||VOLKSWAGEN ARENA Stadium, Wolfsburg|
|Date||Saturday, September 09, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN SPORTS en Español|
|Streaming Link||beIN SPORTS en Español|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Germany (3-4-2-1)||Japan (4-4-1-1)|
5 H2H Latest Germany – Japan
- November 23, 2022 – Germany [1 – 2] Japan (FIFA World Cup)
- May 30, 2006 – Germany [2 – 2] Japan (Friendlies)
- December 16, 2004 – Japan [0 – 3] Germany (Friendlies)
Germany – Last 5 Match Results
- March 26, 2023 – Germany [2 – 0] Peru (Friendlies)
- March 29, 2023 – Germany [2 – 3] Belgium (Friendlies)
- June 12, 2023 – Germany [3 – 3] Ukraine (Friendlies)
- June 17, 2023 – Poland [1 – 0] Germany (Friendlies)
- June 21, 2023 – Germany [0 – 2] Colombia (Friendlies)
Japan – Last 5 Match Results
- December 05, 2022 – Japan [1 – 1 P] Croatia (FIFA World Cup)
- March 24, 2023 – Japan [1 – 1] Uruguay (Friendlies)
- March 28, 2023 – Japan [1 – 2] Colombia (Friendlies)
- June 15, 2023 – Japan [6 – 0] El Salvador (Friendlies)
- June 20, 2023 – Japan [4 – 1] Peru (Friendlies)