Japan played Spain at the Group E of World Cup on December 1. The match kicked off 19:00 UTC. Japan won 2-1.
Alvaro Morata scored the first goal on the 11th minute of the game followed by goals from Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka who made the final score 2-1.
Japan national football team are aproaching the match after a defeat from Costa Rica on November 27. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.
Spain national football team are going into the fixture after playing a draw against Germany on November 27 extending their unbeaten streak to 4 matches.
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Japan kicked off the game with Shuichi Gonda, Shogo Taniguchi, Maya Yoshida, Ko Itakura, Yuto Nagatomo who got substituted by Kaoru Mitoma on the 46th minute, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka who got substituted by Wataru Endo on the 87th minute, Junya Ito, Daichi Kamada who got substituted by Takehiro Tomiyasu on the 68th minute, Daizen Maeda who got substituted by Takuma Asano on the 62nd minute and Takefusa Kubo who got substituted by Ritsu Doan on the 46th minute as starters, with Eiji Kawashima, Daniel Schmidt, Hiroki Ito, Hiroki Sakai, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Miki Yamane, Ritsu Doan, Wataru Endo, Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma, Gaku Shibasaki, Yuki Soma, Takuma Asano, Shuto Machino and Ayase Ueda on the bench.
Spain's starting eleven were Unai Simon, Alejandro Balde who got substituted by Jordi Alba on the 68th minute, Pau Torres, Rodri, Cesar Azpilicueta who got substituted by Daniel Carvajal on the 46th minute, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Gavi who got substituted by Ansu Fati on the 68th minute, Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morata who got substituted by Marco Asensio on the 57th minute and Nico Williams who got substituted by Ferran Torres on the 57th minute, with David Raya, Robert Sanchez, Jordi Alba, Daniel Carvajal, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Aymeric Laporte, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Carlos Soler, Marco Asensio, Ansu Fati, Yeremi Pino, Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres on the bench.
Referee showed the yellow card 3 times throughout the game. Ko Itakura, Shogo Taniguchi and Maya Yoshida were the ones to receive it.
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Japan have won 2 of their 3 matches in Group E, drawing 0 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 4 goals - 1.33 per match, conceding 3 - 1.00 per match. Spain have won 1 of their 3 matches in Group E, drawing 1 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 9 goals - 3.00 per match, conceding 3 - 1.00 per match.
Japan have lost to Costa Rica in their previous match while Spain have played a draw with Germany in their previous match. Overall, Japan have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 2, while Spain have won 13 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 3.
Japan have won 3 times (1-2 against Germany on 23rd of November, 2-0 against USA on 23rd of September and 3-0 against Korea Republic on 27th of July), lost twice (0-1 against Costa Rica on 27th of November and 1-2 against Canada on 17th of November) and drew once (0-0 against Ecuador on 27th of September) in their most recent 6 matches.
Spain have won 4 times (7-0 against Costa Rica on 23rd of November, 1-3 against Jordan on 17th of November, 0-1 against Portugal on 27th of September and 2-0 against Czech Republic on 12th of June), lost once (1-2 against Switzerland on 24th of September) and drew once (1-1 against Germany on 27th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
As always, World cup Group E's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Japan are the leaders in the table with 6 points after 3 matches, while Spain are the 2nd with 4 points in 3 matches.
We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Japan and Spain in real time. You can watch the goals by Alvaro Morata, Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Japan - Spain are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.