Qatar 2022: Germany vs Japan [LIVE]

Welcome to day four at World Cup in Qatar! Germany will be facing Japan.

Antonio Rudiger (left) and Takefusa Kubo (right).
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Match build up
Who will win?
15:44

The clock is ticking. 8 minutes to go.

Germany and Japan line-ups.
15:55

1' Kick-off

16:00

Germany like to play a high line so Maeda is looking to get behind where possible. He and Rudiger race for a ball in behind and there isn't much between the two in terms of pace. Could be interesting that.

16:05

7' Germany 0-0 Japan

16:07

Japan scores but it's offside.

16:08

Japan are pushing through using counter attacks but they are yet to score.

Thank you boss!
16:14

16' Germany 0-0 Japan

16:16

Rudiger heads it wide as Germany continues to look for a breakthrough.

Germany players cover their mouths in a team photo.
16:23

26' Germany 0-0 Japan

16:25

Shot after shot. Germany are constantly knocking on Japan's door. Will it be opened?

16:30

31' Penalty to Germany!

16:32

33' Gooal!

16:32

Ilkay Gundogan scores from the spot!

16:33

Germany 1-0 Japan

Ilkay Gundogan
16:41

 For all Japan's direct and speedy work down the flanks, they are yet to have a shot in this match.

16:42

43' Germany 1-0 Japan

16:42

45' Sakai is on the ground after being fouled.

16:46

4' minutes added.

16:47

45+4'Goal

16:49

Kai Havertz adds for Germany.

16:49

Goal being reviewed for possible offside

16:50

Goal cancelled!

16:51

Half-time

16:51

Germany 1-0 Japan

VAR
Half-time
16:55

There will be a delay before the second half kicks off.

17:05

46' Second half kick-off

17:06

46' Substitution Kubo out  Tomiyasu in

17:07

Gnabry hits the woodwork for Germany.

17:09

50' Musiala shoots wide after several dribbles inside Japan's penalty box.

Photo dump.
17:15

57' Substitution Maeda and Nagatoma out Asano and Mitoma in for Japan

What if?
17:21

59' Woodwork! Ilkay Gundigan hits the woodwork.

17:24

67' Substitution Gundogan and Muller out Goretzka and Hofmann in for Germany

17:29

70' Germany 1-0 Japan

17:31

Save after save. Shuichi Gonda denies Germany from sealing their lead.

17:33

72' Substitution Tanaka out Doan in

17:35

73' What a miss! Japan should be level.

17:35

75' Goal for Japan

17:36

Germany 1-1 Japan

17:37

Ritsu Doan levels for Japan.

17:38

79' Musiala and Havertz out Gotze and Fullkrug in for Germany

17:41

83' Goal for Japan!

17:44

Takuma Asano sores for Japan.

Update
17:47

'90 Germany 1-2 Japan

Asano
17:57

Full-time!

18:00

Germany 1-2 Japan

Japan beat Germany.
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