Doha The Germany national football team is under pressure in their second group game against Spain. Vice world champion Croatia looks to improve, Canada scores first goal in their World Cup history.
The German national football team is under immense pressure heading into their second World Cup group game in Qatar this Sunday evening. The fact that the opponent is called Spain makes the task even more difficult. Earlier, in Group E, Germany-mandated Japan await outsiders Costa Rica. Group F meets Belgium and Morocco as well as Croatia and Canada. Vice world champion Croatia would like to get the first victory in Qatar with more courage.
Japan – Costa Rica (11:00 am CET/ZDF and MagentaTV)
If Costa Rica scores at least a point or even wins against Japan, Germany’s chances increase ahead of the game against the Spaniards on Sunday evening (8:00 pm). On the other hand, if Japan wins for the second time, the DFB’s selection will be very close to the end if they draw against Spain due to goal difference. “Beating Germany doesn’t guarantee anything against Costa Rica. We have to play differently. If not, we won’t win,” said coach Hajime Moriyasu.
Belgium – Morocco (2 p.m. CET/ZDF and MagentaTV)
The Belgian favorites are waiting for the return of star striker Romelu Lukaku. But the 29-year-old should initially sit on the bench only after a long injury. The Moroccan is still worried about the use of his full-back Noussair Mazrouei from Bayern Munich. After a 0-0 start against Croatia, the North African will be looking to provide the next surprise.
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