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Spain vs Germany – World Cup: Team news, start time, channel

Germany face likely must-win clash when they take on Spain in Group E of the 2022 World Cup… but what time is kick-off? What TV channel is it on? What is their head-to-head record? And what is the team news?

  • Spain opened up their World Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing over Costa Rica
  • By contrast Germany were on the end of a shock 2-1 defeat by Japan 
  • Spain head into the game knowing a win all but sees them through to the last-16
  • But Germany know a defeat could see them make their exit from the World Cup 
  • Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

Spain take on Germany in Group E with both teams having vastly contrasting starts to their respective World Cup campaigns.

For Spain, it couldn’t have gone any better after destroying Costa Rica 7-0 in one of the tournament’s best performances so far. 

But for Germany the mood could not be any different after they threw away a lead late on to suffer a shock 2-1 defeat by Japan, leaving them on the brink of an exit.

Spain thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening game to put them on the brink of the last-16

Before the tournament Spain’s match with Germany looked like being the match that decided who would top Group E.

However, now it has turned into a crucial match for Germany in another aspect as if they lose again and Japan avoid defeat against Costa Rica, they would be out of the World Cup in the group stage for the second year in a row. With the clash quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know below.

Spain vs Germany will be the highlight match of Group E and takes place on November 27. The game will start at 7pm GMT, 2am EST in the USA and 11pm for Australian Eastern Time.

Date: Sunday November 27

Time: 7pm (UK time), 2pm (US EST), 5am – Nov 28 (AUS EST)

How to watch the match

The Spain vs Germany game will be aired live on BBC One and can be screened on the BBC iPlayer for UK viewers. 

US based World Cup fans can view the match on Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. Telemundo and Peacock will also be screening the game.

Australian fans can watch the game for free on SBS, including the live stream.

UK: BBC One and BBC iPlayer

US: Fox Sports, FuboTV, Telemundo and Peacock

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

The game will be aired live on BBC and streamed on BBC iPlayer for viewers in the UK

Where is Spain vs Germany being played? 

Spain’s clash with Germany will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium  – which is located in Al Khor, 35km north of Doha.

The Al Bayt Stadium has a capacity of around 60,000, and is a purpose built facility for the tournament. 

The stadium will hold several group stage matches, already staging England’s 6-2 win over Iran, and will play a major role in the knockout stages by holding a last-16, quarter-final and semi-final.

Location: Al Khor, Qatar

Stadium: The Al Bayt Stadium 

The Al Bayt Stadium will host Spain’s World Cup game in Qatar against Germany

Spain vs Germany: Team news

Spain headed into their opener against Costa Rica on the back of a virus hitting the camp, which Luis Enrique would have likely factored in with some of his match XI selection.

However, all of those players suspected with contracting any illness, such as Alvaro Morata who starred after coming on as a substitute, didn’t appear to have suffered and Enrique is expected to have a fully-fit squad.

In defeat by Japan, Leroy Sane missed the opening match following a knee injury and Germany boss Hansi Flick will now hope the forward will be available to take on Spain.

Leroy Sane could only watch as his Germany team were beaten by Japan on Wednesday

Spain squad: 

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez, David Raya

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Dani Carvajal, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Gavi, Carlos Soler, Marcos Llorente, Pedri, Koke

Forwards: Ferran Torres, Nico Williams, Yeremy Pino, Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Ansu Fati

Spain are likely to have a fully fit squad including Alvaro Morata with a virus having already passed through the team camp

Germany squad: 

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Armel Bella-Kotchap, Matthias Ginter, Christian Gunter, Thilo Kehrer, Lukas Klostermann, David Raum, Antonio Rudiger, Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas Sule

Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala.

Forwards: Karim Adeyemi, Niclas Fullkrug, Serge Gnabry, Mario Gotze, Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane.

Head-to-head record

There is rich history between these teams and it’s quite even across their previous 25 matches with Germany winning nine of them and Spain claiming eight victories.

Arguably the most famous was when Spain defeated Germany to win Euro 2008 after a Fernando Torres goal, but Germany have the edge in World Cups.

As West Germany they defeated Spain at the 1966 World Cup in a group match at Vila Park, and that was followed by another West Germany win that effectively knocked the home nation out at the 1982 World Cup second group stage, while they drew at the 1994 World Cup.

They last met at a major tournament 12 years ago at the South Africa World Cup that Spain won 1-0 – and their last meeting in the Nations League two years ago saw the Spanish side claim an incredible 6-0 win.

Carles Puyol’s header knocked Germany out of the 2010 World Cup semi-finals for Spain

Group E fixtures and results

  • Germany 1-2 Japan – November 23
  • Spain 7-0 Costa Rica – November 23
  • Japan vs Costa Rica – November 27
  • Spain vs Germany – November 27
  • Costa Rica vs Germany – December 1
  • Japan vs Spain – December 1 




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