The World Cup 2022 atmosphere will be enhanced by yet another match in Group E between Japan and Spain. These competitors have played only one game so far, and it was a long time ago. In that match, the Spaniards were victorious.
Football lovers who are wondering about the upcoming match and its final result may get a better insight into it by reading the Japan vs Spain prediction in the continuation.
Japan vs Spain – Road to 2022 World Cup
The Japanese team stood strong against all odds when it started playing the World Cup qualifiers. It was the second round that they began with. The Samurai Blue finished this stage by winning all the matches and taking first place in their group. In the last qualifying phase, being stage three, they positioned high together with Saudi Arabia. Although the Samurai Blue lacked one point to equalise with Saudi Arabia, their number two ranking led them to the World Cup tournament.
Spain, considered to be a more powerful team, secured the best position in its group despite having formidable opponents such as Greece and Sweden. Out of eight games, La Roja defeated their rivals in six of them. The Red Fury also tied one match and lost to Sweden at Friends Arena by 2:1. Needless to say, La Roja were entitled to the World Cup 2022 group stage without further adieu.
Japan vs Spain – Players To Watch
Japan had two top-scoring players during the qualifiers, Takumi Minamino and Yuya Osako. Both of them finished the qualifiers in Asia with ten goals in their register. Aside from the top scorers, the player who made the highest amount of assists in the Samurai Blue team is Junya Ito.
The Spaniards’ squad has changed since they won the World Cup in 2010. However, this does not mean that some of the representatives who played back then are absent from the team now. Even more, La Roja welcomed some very young and talented players in the meantime. The most promising team members on the Spanish member list are Sergio Ramos, Ferran Torres, Sergio Busquets, Marco Asensio, and more.
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