Germany is not used to the failures of the World Cup and aims to “forget” the last adventure in “Russia 2018”, starting from the opening match of this edition against Japan. The Germans are four times winners of this competition and have managed to reach at least the semi-finals in four of the five tournaments of this century, like no other national team, while in 2014 they triumphed in Brazil, against Argentina, in the final.
In “Russia 2018” it was the first time since 1950 that Germany did not pass the group. The match with Japan is very important considering the fact that after that there will be the challenge with Spain and finally with Costa Rica.
Germany will be without Leroy Sane due to a knee problem, while eyes will be on Musiala.
Japan have won just 1 of their last eight World Cup matches, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to spring a surprise against the four-time world champions. Although they have participated 7 times in the World Cup, they have never managed to pass the group stage.