Germany vs Japan live stream and match preview, Wednesday November 23, 1pm GMT
Germany vs Japan live stream and match preview
Looking for a Germany vs Japan live stream? We have what you need. Germany v Japan is free on ITV Hub in the UK. British Abroad? Use a VPN to watch the 2022 World Cup for free (opens in a new tab) everywhere.
From the highs of being crowned world champions for the fourth time in 2014, to the lows of being knocked out in the group stage four years later, Germany are rebuilding with a new generation of players under Hansi Flick.
Decorated veterans such as Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller are now complemented by several exciting young prospects, including teenage prodigies Jamal Musiala and Youssoufa Moukoko.
An enterprising Japan, who have qualified for each of the last seven World Cups, advancing to the round of 16 on three occasions, will be confident of giving them a tough test in their opener.
Kick off is at 13:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup wherever you are.
Uncapped Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko has been a surprise inclusion in the Germany squad (opens in a new tab)but made his international debut against Oman last week.
Thomas Muller and Antonio Rudiger have recovered from knocks that saw them miss but Leroy Sane is still unavailable.
Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu has a number of players to choose from, including eight who ply their trade in the Bundesliga, led by captain Maya Yoshida.
Germany dropped just three points, in a shock home loss to North Macedonia, as they easily reached the World Cup.
Japan topped their second-round qualifying group, scoring 46 goals to win all eight games, but finished second to Saudi Arabia in the third round to seal their place in Qatar.
Ivan Barton from El Salvador will be the referee for Germany against Japan. You can find out more about the 2022 World Cup referees here.
Germany v Japan will be played at the 40,000-seat Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Take a look at all the 2022 World Cup stadiums and see how they rank.
Players to watch / key battles
Whether playing as a false nine or just behind a more conventional striker, Kai Havertz has become an important part of Hansi Flick’s side, scoring twice against England in their recent Nations League encounter.
Japan will rely heavily on experienced defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida, who both have over 100 caps, while Kaoru Mitoma and Takumi Minamino will provide much of their attacking threat.
Learn more about Germany and Japan’s full squads for the 2022 World Cup.
Group E Table
Kick off and chain
The kick off Germany-Japan is given 13:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 23 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on ITV 1 and ITV Hub.
In the United States, kick-off time is 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
A virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service cannot determine where you are and will allow you to watch. And all information exchanged is fully encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good value for money options. For the 2022 World Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
Fox is the rights holder for the World Cup in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get Fox channels. You can also watch the matches on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN shows every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in a new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.