Japan vs Spain FIFA World Cup Live Score 01/12/2022
Belgium manager Roberto Martínez doesn’t expect teams to start playing like their true selves until the second or third games of the group stage — thanks to the lack of preparation time for this mid-season World Cup — and we saw that idea manifest itself yesterday when the expected teams all won. However, Germany are only two points behind Japan — and Japan still have Spain to play (who are still most likely to win the group). It all comes down to Thursday. If Germany beat Costa Rica, and Japan lose to Spain, Germany will qualify automatically. If Japan draw, and Germany win, it will come down to goal difference. Currently, Japan have a one goal advantage.
However, if Germany beat Costa Rica 2-0, and Japan draw 0-0, then Flick’s side would advance by one goal. If they are level on goal difference (e.g. if Germany win 1-0), it goes down to goals scored. Currently, they are level on two goals scored each. It would then go to head-to-head — meaning Japan would qualify. More simply, a win for Japan against Spain would see them progress. A point for Spain would see them win the group, bar a massive goal difference swing in Germany’s favour, relying on them beating Costa Rica by eight goals. That late goal really did help Germany. No team has ever gone through a World Cup first group stage after losing their first two games, despite it being mathematically possible.
Germany’s late equaliser against Spain felt like a big moment — but how has it affected Hansi Flick’s side’s chances of making the knockout round. Alvaro Morata’s second-half goal gave Spain a deserved lead, but Niclas Fullkrug’s thumping finish rescued a point. Japan’s 1-0 loss to Costa Rica earlier on Sunday massively helped Germany. If Japan had won, Germany would be all but out. A series of tiebreakers come into play if teams finish on the same number of points. In the first instance, they will be separated by goal difference. The team with the greater goal difference will finish above the teamer with the lesser goal difference. If the goal difference is the same for both teams, goals scored is the deciding factor. The team that has scored more goals in the three games will finish higher than the team who has scored fewer.
If both goal difference and goals scored is the same, then it comes down to head-to-head record. That’s simple with two teams but if three teams finish on identical points, goal difference and goals scored, those three factors are examined in the same order again in what is essentially a mocked-up mini-league between the three teams. If qualification has still not been decided, fair play comes into the equation and the more disciplined team — the team with fewer discipline points — would progress.
Spain is going head to head with Japan starting on 15 Nov 2022 at 19:00 UTC . The match is a part of the International Friendly Games, Women. Spain played against Japan in 1 matches this season. On livescore you can find all previous Spain vs Japan results sorted by their H2H matches. also provides the best way to follow the live score of this game with various sports features. Therefore, you can: Find out who scored in a live match Get real-time information on which team is dominating the match using the Attack Momentum Follow detailed statistics such as ball possession, shots, corner kicks, big chances created, cards, key passes, duels and more.