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2022 World Cup Group E: Fixtures, results and standings

By Ben Green

2022 World Cup Group E- Fixtures, results and standings

Published: 9:30, 29 November 2022

The 2022 World Cup ‘Group of Death’ took an early twist after Japan beat Germany and Spain have taken full advantage of that with their thrashing of Costa Rica.

Germany are the most succesful World Cup nation from Europe, lifting the trophy four times alongside Italy. They also travelled to Qatar with a Champions League-winning coach in Hansi Flick and a batch of generational stars in Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala and Manuel Neuer. Japan didn’t let that perturb them, though, as they executed an opening-day 2-1 win. They did salvage a point against Spain next time out.

Spain also have a Champions League-winning coach at the helm in former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. He once utilised Barca’s famed La Masia at club level, and he is now reaping the rewards of their pre-eminent academy at international level, with the likes of Pedri, Gavi and Ansu Fati all in his squad. Gavi was among those on the scoresheet in Spain’s 7-0 (SEVEN) demolition of a Costa Rica side that just didn’t show up on the day.

Japan were dubbed a dark horse for this competition before a ball was kicked and have a seriously underrated squad. Daichi Kamada was inspirational as Frankfurt won the Europa League last term, while Sporting’s Hidemasa Morita has impressed in the Champions League this campaign, and Kaoru Mitoma is also beginning to shine for Brighton in the Premier League, making up a tremendous midfield with the former and latter coming in clutch against the Germans.

Costa Rica shouldn’t be completely written off, either. Los Ticos famously reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2014 and still have Bryan Ruiz, Keylor Navas and Celso Borges knocking about. A true underdog, Costa Rica topped a group containing England, Italy and Uruguay in 2014, so may still fancy their chances of getting out of this one. And they brushed themselves down to defeat Japan on matchday two.

Group E Odds from Bet UK

Group E Winner

Nation To win Group E
Spain  1/16
Japan 8/1
Germany -
Costa Rica 120/1
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2022 World Cup Group E fixtures and results

Wednesday 23 November 2022

  • Germany 1-2 Japan, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Spain 7-0 Costa Rica, Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Sunday 27 November 2022

  • Japan 0-1 Costa Rica, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • Spain 1-1 Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Thursday 1 December 2022

  • Japan v Spain, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan (7pm UK time)
  • Costa Rica v Germany, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Al Rayyan (7pm UK time)

2022 World Cup standings

World Cup

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Netherlands
3 2 1 0 7
2
Senegal
3 2 0 1 6
3
Ecuador
3 1 1 1 4
4
Qatar
3 0 0 3 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
England
3 2 1 0 7
2
USA
3 1 2 0 5
3
Iran
3 1 0 2 3
4
Wales
3 0 1 2 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Argentina
3 2 0 1 6
2
Poland
3 1 1 1 4
3
Mexico
3 1 1 1 4
4
Saudi Arabia
3 1 0 2 3
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
France
3 2 0 1 6
2
Australia
3 2 0 1 6
3
Tunisia
3 1 1 1 4
4
Denmark
3 0 1 2 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Spain
2 1 1 0 4
2
Japan
2 1 0 1 3
3
Costa Rica
2 1 0 1 3
4
Germany
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Morocco
3 2 1 0 7
2
Croatia
3 1 2 0 5
3
Belgium
3 1 1 1 4
4
Canada
3 0 0 3 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Brazil
2 2 0 0 6
2
Switzerland
2 1 0 1 3
3
Cameroon
2 0 1 1 1
4
Serbia
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Portugal
2 2 0 0 6
2
Ghana
2 1 0 1 3
3
Republic of Korea
2 0 1 1 1
4
Uruguay
2 0 1 1 1

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