Fifa World Cup: Group E
Updated: Dec 12, 2022
The 32 teams at the world cup are split into 8 groups of 4 teams in each group we see one team ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA ranking Qatar is an exception as host. The rest of the qualified teams are placed in pots to be drawn in according to their rankings and are drawn into groups
1:Team Hosts or teams ranked between 1-8 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked between 8-16 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked between 16-24 in the FIFA rankings
1:Team ranked below 24 and higher in the FIFA rankings
Ex a team ranked at no 10 will be placed in pot 2 which features the top 8-16 ranked teams
Group E features the European Giant's Spain and Germany along with Asia's hope Japan and Keylor Navas's Costa Rica.
Who is expected to top the group?
Spain and Germany are expected to pull through this group in 1st or 2nd place
while Costa Rica and Japan sink to 3rd and 4th place
Group E matches
Spain’s new young guard went go head-to-head with Costa Rica’s aging core in the second Group E match of the day at the 2022 World Cup
Hansi flick's German Side play against an eager Japanese team
Spain 7-0 Costa Rica
Spain and Olmo got their goal in the 11th minute, though. The RB Leipzig forward expertly took a ball down with the outside of his foot with his back to, spun, and beat Navas from close range for the deserved lead. The lead doubled 10 minutes later, with Jordi Alba crossing for Asensio. His first-time finish from the center of the box beat Navas and made it 2–0.
Ten minutes after that, it became 3-0. Jordi Alba was taken down in the Costa Rica box, gifting Spain a penalty, and Torres calmly stepped to the spot and caught Navas diving the wrong way, rolling in the third The fourth came eight minutes into the second half.
Torres had a defender and Navas on his back kept possession, turned, and scored from a right-sided angle to pile onto the route. Things calmed a bit as the result was well in hand, but not before Spain got its fifth with its best finish of the day.
Gavi ran onto a cross at the top of the box, thumping a love volley off the outside of his right foot for the first World Cup goal of his career. Soler came off the bench to become Spain’s fifth goalscorer on the day, pouncing on a rebound of a shot Navas had saved to fire home the sixth goal.
There was still time for more, though, with Morata getting in on the act during the eight minutes of stoppage time.
Spain will ride this momentum into its next match, against a vulnerable Germany, while Costa Rica will hope for a better outcome against Japan or else it risks having its time in Qatar effectively coming to an end after two games.
Germany 1-2 Japan
Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Germany in the recently concluded match against Japan in the first half.
Champions in the 2014 edition of the FIFA World Cup, Die Mannschaft were eyeing a comfortable win over Japan in their Group E opener at the Khalifa International Stadium. However, two late goals from Japan paved the way for the Asian giants to pull off another massive upset at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Japan edged past Germany 2-1 to secure all three points in its tournament opener. Late goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano sealed Japan's monumental win at the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Costa Rica 1-0 Japan
Japan and Costa Rica clashed on day 2 of Group E
the final outcome was 1-0 for Costa Rica the Jap's were dominant throughout the whole game with amazing saves from Keylor Navas kept Costa Rica in the game
the Japanese getting tired and frustrated started fouling and late in the game came a beautiful goal from Keysher Fuller.
Spain 1-1 Germany
Niclas Fullkrug came off the bench to rescue a point for Germany as the four-time champions snatched a 1-1 draw with Spain in a crunch World Cup Group E game on Sunday. It was a night to remember for the substitutes as Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring for Spain after coming on early in the second half. Germany then launched their reply in the form of Fullkrug, who smashed home from close range to give the game a tense finish. Fullkrug, who has been in top form for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, made his mark to keep Germany's Round of 16 hopes alive. Germany had a chance to seal all three points but Leroy Sane failed to find the back of the net after being played behind Spain's backline
Germany 4-2 Costa Rica
Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2 in their final group encounter. However, they fail to qualify for the round of 16. Japan beat Spain 2-1 as both teams progress to the knockout stage.
Spain 1-2 Japan
Germany eked a 4-2 win against Costa Rica in the Group E encounter but failed to qualify for the round of 16. Japan, on the other hand, defeated Spain 2-1 to finish top of the Group E table. After both matches, Japan finished with six points, securing two wins from three matches. Spain and Germany were tied at four points but the former advanced on the basis of a better goal difference. Kai Havertz netted twice for Germany, while Sergi Gnabry and Niclas Fullkrg scored a goal each. Germany went into the halftime interval with a 1-0 advantage. However, two early goals by Costa Rica forced them on the back foot, before Germany came back from behind and restored their one-goal advantage. They then netted another to finish the match 4-2. In the other game, Spain took an early lead with Alvaro Morata breaking the deadlock. However, two second-half goals by Japan saw them finish the match 2-1