Japan, who made the second surprise at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, will play the second group match against Costa Rica. Spain and Germany in the same group will also face an inevitable clash to progress to the round of 16.
First of all, the match between Japan and Costa Rica will be held from 6:00 pm today. Japan, who became the surprise protagonist by winning 2-1 against strong Germany in the first match of the final group stage, aim to win again against Costa Rica in the second match and settle in the round of 16. Nevertheless, after the last game against Germany, the red light was turned on due to injuries to the defenders. Indeed, attention is focused on whether Japan will be able to secure an easy victory against Costa Rica. MBC cast Kim Seong-joo, Ahn Jung-hwan, and commentators Seo Hyeong-wook will broadcast the match between Japan and Costa Rica live.
Then, from 9:30 pm, Belgium and Morocco will play. MBC cast Kim Na-jin and commentator Park Moon-seong will broadcast this game, and attention is focused on whether Belgium, who won against Canada in the first game, can win again against Morocco. Expectations are high that Belgium, who are challenging to win the World Cup for the first time in history with the ‘Golden Generation’ at the forefront, will be able to prove their abilities.
Then, from 0:05 pm, a match between Croatia and Canada will take place. Before that, Croatia had a draw in the first game against African attacker Morocco. In the 2018 Russia World Cup, as a team with the potential to reach the final, attention is focused on whether they can win 3 points against Canada, and MBC caster Shin Seung-dae and commentator Lee Sang-yoon broadcasts.
Another match that cannot be left out of today’s game is the match between Spain and Germany, which will be broadcast from 3:05am by caster Jung Yong-gum and commentator Park Chan-woo. Both teams are strong contenders for this World Cup. In the first match, Spain won 7-0 against Costa Rica, while Germany suffered a 1-2 defeat to come from behind Japan. Therefore, the second match of the group stage will be a contest that Germany can never abandon. Expectations are high as to whether Germany will be able to safely overcome this crisis and retain its pride as a championship contender.
Baek A-young / Photo courtesy of MBC