Teams, Fixtures, Calendar and More

Teams, Fixtures, Calendar and More

The World Cup Group E is made up of Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan. These teams have earned their place among the 32 teams that will play in this long-awaited world championship. World Cup Group E has 3 different continents on it, which has the world expectant about who might win and how the matches might play out. Here’s a recap of the different World Cup 2022 groups

World Cup Group E Predictions

Our soccer experts compiled these exclusive World Cup Group E predictions. Remember to check the odds before placing your bet!

Germany vs Japan – Germany to win @ 13/25 (1.52)

Germany are known for not being too kind to the weaker teams. We expect Germany to crush Japan in this opening World Cup Group E game as there’s just so much talent that Hansi Flick has to work with. Between the goalposts we will probably see Manuel Neuer. He has been one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in the past 10 years. He’s currently performing at a world-class level for Bayern Munich and we expect him to keep a clean sheet against Japan. Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, David Raum, and Christian Gautner will have to fend off any Japanese attacks while Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Jamaal Musiala, and Ilkay Gundogan will have to boss the midfield. The attack consists of world-class players like Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, and Youssoufa Mukoko who are hungry for another shot at the World Cup.

Japan just doesn’t seem like a strong-enough opponent to face Germany. The two teams played only two games in the past. They ended with a 2:2 draw and a 0:3 victory for Germany on the 16th of December, 2004. A lot of time has passed since that victory but Germany only got stronger over time. Sure, the Nations League performance wasn’t the best but Germany had to face some of the best teams in the world like Italy, England, and Hungary.

Spain vs Costa Rica – Under 3.5 goals @ 11/20 (1.55)

We believe that Germany is going to win Group E and here’s why – Spain aren’t a team that scores too frequently. And that’s what’s going to cost the 1st place for Spain. We expect the Spain vs Germany game to end in a draw and it’s all going to be decided with the statistics. And Germany are going to have better ones. Sure, Spain has great talents in their ranks. Pedri, Gavi, Ansu Fati, and Eric Garcia are some of the best young players in Europe. But they don’t score.

Just look at some of Spain’s last games – five of the last seven games in all tournaments ended with under 3.5 goals. The last game that had more game was the pre-World Cup friendly against Jordan that was played a couple of days ago. And even there Spain had difficulties scoring goals. Spain’s third goal was scored in the 84th minute of the game by Nico Williams but Spain also conceded a goal in the 92nd minute. The game should’ve ended with a 0:2 victory for Spain. We really can’t see how this game is going to have more than three goals especially considering that it’s an opening game. The two teams will want a good start but they wouldn’t want to risk playing too offensive. Spain v Costa Rica is going to end with a 2:0 or 3:0 victory for Spain.

Team Matches Played Points

1. Spain



2. Costa Rica



3. Germany



4. Japan



Odds for the group in the bookmakers Teams Best Odds

Group E Winner Odds by







Costa Rica


World Cup Winner Odds by Betfred





For betting odds as the winner of Group E, we have Spain topping the list with 1.85. Germany follows with 2.20. Japan is in third place with an odds of 11.00. And finally Costa Rica with 35.00.

As for qualified teams in the group, we have Spain leading with 1.10 and Germany with 1.15.

With No and Yes options, we have that:

Spain is in a higher position than Germany: Yes (1.80).Germany is in a higher position than Portugal: Yes (1.67).Japan is in a higher position than Saudi Arabia. Yes (1.73)

Although less likely, Costa Rica has odds 0f 2.00 to beat Japan, leaving it in last place.

Who has won previously?

Before we jump into the details, let’s discuss each of the teams in the group. We are talking about countries that have given their all on the pitch to make their national football team stand out over the decades. Even without winning first place, they have managed to make a valuable name for themselves in the world.

Germany, the king of the field

The German national football team is one of the biggest teams in this group. They had played their first match in the FIFA series with Switzerland. Since then, they have been ranked as the most successful and prestigious national football team in the world. This year in the Qatar World Cup 2022, it’s part of the E and is about to show, once again, what it’s really worth.

4 times world champion

Germany is the four-time World Cup winner. For the 1954 World Cup, they won the final against Hungary on 4 July, where the final score was 3:2. In 1974, the then West Germany hosted and won the international tournament, (2:1) against Netherlands. In the same year, Poland came in third position. In 1990, with Italy hosting the tournament this time, Germany again gained the upper hand. The Olympic Stadium in Rome was filled with excitement as Germany won their third World Cup title.

The final was played against Argentina (1:0), bringing the Cup to an end on 8 July of the same year. Last but not least, the german team received the fourth title, to date, from what is an exemplary country when it comes to football. In 2014, this time held in Brazil, Germany won again and surprised the whole world. The final was once again a close one against Argentina (1:0) in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Players who made a difference

In the history of the German national football team, 928 players have represented the country since 1908. Twenty of its players have won two titles, and six have won gold, silver and bronze medals at the World Cup. Lothar Matthäus has played in a total of 25 World Cup matches and has five tournament appearances to his name. Miroslav Klose is the top scorer in the history of the national team with 71 goals and of the World Cup with 16 goals.

Franz Beckenbauer is considered the greatest German footballer of all time and the inventor of the sweeper position; he is also one of only three personalities to win the World Cup as a player and as a coach. More recently, another important fact to mention is that one of their players, Toni Kroos, was a Castrol EDGE Index Award winner.

Colours of Germany

Despite having had different colours in their alternate uniform, using colours such as green, white, red, black and grey, the home kit still has the same style. The Adidas brand has been sponsoring the team since the beginning of its trajectory and even some years into the future.

Spain, winner and title seeker

Another one of the World Cup Group E members, who has left the team’s name up is the Spain national team. They have played in fifteen editions of the World Cup and hosted it in 1982. In 2010, they achieved the greatest success in their history by winning the World Cup against the Netherlands (0:1) in the final.

Its victory at the World Cup

Spain’s national football team was created in 1920, called La Furia de España and La Furia Roja. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa, held between 11 June and 11 July, made a big difference. It was the first time the tournament was held in Africa, and it was where Spain managed to win, finally, first place. It was Andrés Iniesta scoring the only goal of the game. They became the eighth national team to do so and the first European to do it outside their own continent.

Star players then and now

The national team has had 834 players throughout its history. The youngest current player is Pablo Martin Páez Gavira, better known as Gavi. He played as a starter at the age of 17 years and 62 days in the semi-final match of the 2020-21 Nations League finals, which was played against the Italian national team in Milan in 2021 and ended in a favourable victory.

Other celebrities on the team have included characters such as Telmo Zarra, Carles Puyol, and Luis Suárez. Also, as Andrés Iniesta, Iker Casillas, Andoni Zubizarreta, Fernando Hierro, and Raúl González, among others. They helped forge a history that would culminate with the first World Cup title.

The rest of the World Cup Group E

Although the Europeans in this group have a track record of great victories, the other two countries have a lot to contribute as well. This year they will be ready to shine at the World Cup, and the world is waiting to see them triumph.

Japan: one of Asia’s finest

Established in 1920, but made official by the Japanese Football Federation in 1923, they played their first international match against the Philippines, where they lost (1:2). This World Cup Group E team was admitted to FIFA in 1926, but the following year they had their first international victory against the aforementioned Philippine team (2:1).

In 1967 they participated for the first time in World Cup qualification. They failed to qualify, finishing second behind the South Korean team, which started a long rivalry. The South Koreans lost both matches they played (the Taiwanese team also participated in the group, but eventually withdrew).

Eight years later, in 1962, they contested another World Cup qualifier in Chile but failed to qualify again. Their opponents were again the South Koreans, against whom they lost both matches played to qualify for the tournament. Their most prestigious victory to date (3:2) against the South Americans, where the nickname of “giant-killers” began at the Olympics.

first major success

This World Cup Group E team, in 1968, achieved its first major success at a major footballing event (the Olympic Games). The squad consisted of Yokohama, Katayama, Yamaguchi, Kamata, Mori and others. As well as Kunishige Kamamoto, who was Japan’s all-time leading scorer between 1964 and 1977.

24th March 2022; Stadium Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; World Cup Football Qualification, Australia versus Japan; Japan celebrates after they beat Australia 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier – Photo by Icon sportCosta Rica: the weakest rival

As another group in the World Cup Group E, Costa Rica has participated in six World Cups. In 2002, they had to compete alongside the eventual champions (Brazil) and the third-placed team (Turkey) in the tournament. In their third appearance, at Germany 2006, they finished 31st out of 32 teams, their worst position since they first attended a World Cup.

However, on the occasion of their fourth World Cup, in Brazil in 2014, the Ticos had their best performance, reaching the quarter-finals, only to be eliminated by the Netherlands in a penalty shootout, leaving the World Cup undefeated and in eighth place. Although they have never won a World Cup, and are rated as the weakest team in the group, this current World Cup Group E member has an edge over the rest, as they could, as on previous occasions, get their claws in at the last minute.

World Cup Group E schedule

For the next World Cup 2022, a number of important matches will be held with the World Cup Group E:

Round 1 of 3 (23 November):

Germany vs. JapanSpain vs. Costa Rica

Round 2 of 3 (27 November):

Japan vs. Costa RicaSpain vs. Germany

Round 3 of 3 (1 December):

Japan vs. SpainCosta Rica vs. Germany

Within the World Cup Group E, the two stars are expected to be Germany and Spain, as they have the longest winning and successful histories of the rest of the group, with Japan and Costa Rica, who have had to rise from the ashes and earn their place in the world over the years.

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