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England continue their Qatar World Cup 2022 campaign on Friday with Harry Kane’s involvement unclear.

The Three Lions forward is awaiting results of a scan after picking up an ankle injury in the 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday with Kane’s involvement against the United States on Friday unclear.

England manager Gareth Southgate had downplayed concerns over his fitness in the press conference immediately following the Iran game. “I think Harry’s fine,” the manager said of the 2018 Golden Boot winner. “I mean, it obviously looked a bad tackle but he carried on in the game and we took him off, really, because we felt it was a moment we could do that.”

In another busy day in Qatar, contenders Croatia, Germany, Spain and Belgium are all in action. While Saudi Arabia’s shock victory over Argentina continues to make waves around the world.

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Germany 1-0 Japan

61 mins: Suddenly… it’s very open!

Japan substitute Asano involved again – he’s played in and instead of taking on Rudiger, he shoots quickly – but it sails well over Neuer’s goal!

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:23


Germany 1-0 Japan

60 mins: Gundogan hits the post!

Havertz plays in Musiala, who in turns feeds Gundogan running towards the box – he shoots cleverly towards the near post, but it hits the outside of the woodwork!

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:22


Germany 1-0 Japan

57 mins: Double change for Japan – Maeda and Nagatomo OFF, Asano and Mitoma ON.

Asano involved straight away down the right, with his cross headed wide!

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:19


Germany 1-0 Japan

55 mins: Raum’s ball through to Havertz is heavy – and Japan keeper Gonda gets their first.

Havertz is then given offside; replays show he isn’t though.

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:17


Germany 1-0 Japan

51 mins: Musiala beats about four Japan players in the box… before he blazes over again!

Mesmeric play from the 19-year-old, but he again can’t provide the finishing touch!

(Getty Images)

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:14


Germany 1-0 Japan

50 mins: Japan’s Wataru Endo with a mazy run into the box, laying up Daichi Kamada whose shot is deflected over.

Japan can’t create anything from the subsequent corner!

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:13


Germany 1-0 Japan

47 mins: Good chance for Gnabry!

Muller powerfully surges towards the box, teeing up his Bayern team-mate on the right – he goals for goal, but is wayward at the near post.

Probably should’ve crossed…

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:09


Germany 1-0 Japan

45 mins: Back underway with the second-half.

No changes from Germany boss Hansi Flick so far…

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:08


Germany 1-0 Japan

SECOND-HALF: Japan with a half-time substitution.

Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu is on for Takefusa Kubo – looks like he’ll go to left centre-back in the back three.

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 14:07


Germany 1-0 Japan

HALF-TIME: Germany lead through Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty.

Germany got better and better as the half went on, but Japan aren’t out of this yet! They’ve got pace in abundance in attack but just need to be more decisive in the final third.

Germany could be a few more goals up, truth be told. They’ve had chances.

Well, it’s better than the first game of the day at least!

(AFP via Getty Images)

Kieran Jackson23 November 2022 13:53

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