2022 FIFA World Cup Group E

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Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be from 23 November to 1 December 2022.[1] The teams in the group are Spain, the CONCACAF–OFC winners (either Costa Rica or New Zealand), Germany and Japan. The top two teams will go to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
March 2022[nb 1] October 2022
E1  Spain 1 UEFA UEFA Group B winners 14 November 2021 16th 2018 Winners (2010) 7
E2 CONCACAF–OFC winners 4 CONCACAF v OFC play-off winners 14 June 2022
E3  Germany 2 UEFA UEFA Group J winners 11 October 2021 20th[nb 2] 2018 Winners (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) 12
E4  Japan 3 AFC AFC Third Round Group B runners-up 24 March 2022 7th 2018 Round of 16 (2002, 2010, 2018) 23

Notes

  1. The rankings of March 2022 were used for seeding for the final draw. However, since the winner of the play-off was unknown at the time of the draw, they were put into Pot 4 automatically.[3]
  2. Germany competed between 1951 and 1990 as West Germany.

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 CONCACAF–OFC winners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 November 2022. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group E will play the runners-up of Group F.
  • The runners-up of Group E will play the winners of Group F.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local, AST (UTC+3).[1]

Germany vs Japan[change | change source]

Germany Match 11 Japan
Report

Spain vs CONCACAF–OFC winners[change | change source]

Spain Match 10 CONCACAF–OFC winners
Report

Japan vs CONCACAF–OFC winners[change | change source]

Japan Match 25 CONCACAF–OFC winners
Report

Spain vs Germany[change | change source]

Spain Match 28 Germany
Report

Japan vs Spain[change | change source]

Japan Match 43 Spain
Report

CONCACAF–OFC winners vs Germany[change | change source]

CONCACAF–OFC winners Match 44 Germany
Report

Discipline[change | change source]

Fair play points will be used as tiebreakers if the teams are tied after the overall and head-to-head rules. These points are based on yellow and red cards given to a team. The points are:[2]

  • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
  • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
  • direct red card: minus 4 points;
  • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card
 Spain
CONCACAF–OFC winners
 Germany
 Japan

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regulations – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. "Procedures for the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ released". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 1 April 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]