Spain vs Germany live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Group E match

Four-time World Cup winners Germany will aim to bounce back from their shock loss to Japan when they take on Spain in Group E as the European heavyweights in Qatar. 

Die Mannschaft were the victims of one of the tournament’s major upsets as Japan came back to beat them 2-1 in their opening match. The Samurai Blue were brought crashing back down to earth with a 1-0 defeat earlier on Sunday to Costa Rica side that Spain demolished 7-0.

Luis Enrique’s men can effectively secure qualification with another win and they would have the double satisfaction of sending Germany closer to a second consecutive group-stage exit.

They finished last in their group in Russia 2018 four years after winning the World Cup in 2014. Spain were crowned champions in 2010.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights for Spain vs. Germany at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group E match in Qatar.

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Spain vs Germany live score

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Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23. Simon (GK) — 20. Carvajal, 16. Rodri, 24. Laporte, 18. Alba — 9. Gavi, 5. Busquets, 26. Pedri — 11. Torres, 10-Asensio, 21. Olmo

Germany (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Neuer (GK) — 5. Kehrer, 15. Sule, 2. Rudiger, 3. Raum — 6. Kimmich, 8. Goretzka, 21. Gundogan — 10. Gnabry, 13. Muller, 14. Musiala

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Spain vs Germany live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup

1 hr 5 mins from kickoff: Spain’s only change is Dani Carvajal coming in for Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back. That means Rodri remains at centreback alongside Aymeric Laporte. The front three of Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio and Dani Olmo were all on the scoresheet last time out.

— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SEFutbol) November 27, 2022

1 hr 10 mins from kickoff: Here’s the Germany XI. Thilo Kerher comes in at right-back, meaning Niklas Sule should enjoy a far more comfortable outing at centre-back alongside Antonio Rudiger. Leon Goretzka will bolster the midfield alongside Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich, meaning Ilkay Gundogan can push further forward to support a front three of Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller. That means Manchester City’s Gundogan is the only non-Bayern player in the front six.

📋 Your #GER line-up to face #ESP#FIFAWorldCup #ESPGER

— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 27, 2022

1 hr 50 mins from kickoff: Although it would no longer be terminal to their World Cup status, defeat tonight would leave Germany staring at group-stage elimination for the second tournament in succession. To put that in context, the only time they previously failed to clear the first round was in 1938! Back then, the competition was still a straight knockout and they lost to Switzerland in a replay.

Prior to Russia 2018, Germany’s 21st century record was finalists (2002), semifinalists (2006), semifinalists (2010), winners (2014). Bombing out in the group stage for the second time in a row would mark a drop off of historic proportions.

2 hrs 20 mins from kickoff: If Germany fans are looking for some sort of Bundesliga-based good omen, Hoffenheim stalwart Andrej Kramaric has equalised for Croatia.

2 hrs 35 mins from kickoff: ANOTHER POTENTIAL SHOCK KLAXON!!! Canada are beating Croatia. Want to know more? We’ve got you covered.

🇨🇦 After missing a penalty against Belgium, Alphonso Davies bounces back as he scores Canada’s first ever World Cup goal.#FIFAWorldCup

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) November 27, 2022

3 hrs from kickoff: Ferran Torres scored twice in Spain’s opening rout and he famously went one better against Germany when the sides met in the Nations League in 2020, plundering a hat-trick in a 6-0 demolition.

Throwback to this Ferran Torres hattrick vs Germany

— 🇪🇸🇦🇷 (@hazfcb_) December 23, 2021

3 hrs 30 mins from kickoff: Gavi scored the pick of Spain’s seven goals against Costa Rica to cap a sparkling all-round performance. Will we see more of the same tonight from the Barcelona teenager or, as some reports in Spain have suggested, will Luis Enrique taking him out of the firing line as he shuffles his pack? The Spain boss rarely rests on an unchanged line-up, although keeping one that won 7-0 must be sorely tempting.

⭐️ From Spain’s sensational 7-0 win against Costa Rica, Gavi is our MOTM on his #FIFAWorldCup debut.

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) November 23, 2022

4 hrs from kickoff: The upsets keep coming for the European heavyweights in this competition. Belgium have just been deservedly beaten 2-0 by Morocco. Find out how that one unfolded here.

💪 Achraf Hakimi was the star of the show against Belgium. The fullback won 7 duels, 6 tackles and created 2 chances.#FIFAWorldCup

— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) November 27, 2022

4 hrs 25 mins from kickoff: There was a bit of a sensation earlier on in Group E as Costa Rica bounced back from their 7-0 spanking by Spain to upset Germany’s upsetters Japan 1-0. You’d have got long odds on all of Iran, Australia and Costa Rica winning their second matches after shipping such heavy defeats in their openers.

The upshot is Germany would not be eliminated, even if they lose tonight. However, in that scenario, they would have to rely on an already-qualified Spain doing them a favour by beating Japan. Alternatively, if Hansi Flick’s men can turn things around and win, all four teams in Group E would head into the final matchday with three points apiece, teeing up the prospect of all sorts of mayhem.

4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Here’s the rallying cry from former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Oliver Kahn: “You need balls in games like this. After the exit in the last World Cup, the players are in a precarious situation. Why shouldn’t we beat Spain? They are a top team, but also a very young one. A win can have positive effects on the rest of the tournament” [BILD TV]

— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 27, 2022

5 hrs from kickoff: Spain did some serious damage against Germany the last time they met, though that was before Hansi Flick took over.

⏪ The last time Spain faced Germany:

⏱️ 17′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Morata
⏱️ 33′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 38′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Rodri
⏱️ 55′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 71′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Torres
⏱️ 89′ 🇪🇸⚽️ Oyarzabal

🫣 Germany’s 6-0 defeat in November 2020 remains their heaviest since 1931!#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2020

— (@WhoScored) November 27, 2022

Spain vs Germany lineups, team news

Spain manager Luis Enrique made a solitary change, with Dani Carvajal coming in for Cesar Azpilicueta at rightback.

It means Manchester City midfielder Rodri remains at centreback alongside his clubmate Aymeric Laporte.

Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23. Simon (GK) — 20. Carvajal, 16. Rodri, 24. Laporte, 18. Alba — 9. Gavi, 5. Busquets, 26. Pedri — 11. Torres, 10-Asensio, 21. Olmo

Niklas Sule, who filled in at rightback against Japan, moved back into central defence, with Thilo Kehrer coming in as a more natural full-back

There will be a Bayern Munich central-midfield pairing of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, with Ilkay Gundogan in more of an attacking role behind the forward. Thomas Muller got the nod over Kai Havertz at centre-forward.

Germany (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Neuer (GK) — 5. Kehrer, 15. Sule, 2. Rudiger, 3. Raum — 6. Kimmich, 8. Goretzka, 21. Gundogan — 10. Gnabry, 13. Muller, 14. Musiala

Spain vs Germany live stream, TV channel

This was always going to be the must-watch of the World Cup group stage, but the stakes make it an even tastier matchup. After a shock 2-1 loss to Japan, Germany will be desperate for all three points against a Spain side that looked like a legitimate candidate to win the World Cup in their 7-0 obliteration of Costa Rica.

A loss against Spain would likely result in an embarrassing group-stage elimination for the Germans, while victory would virtually lock up a knockout round berth for Spain. If Germany were to prevail, it would set up a fascinating final day in Group E with qualification scenarios coming down to overall goal difference or other tiebreakers.

Here’s how you can watch all the action in the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Sunday, Nov. 27 14:00 ET FS1,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Canada Sunday, Nov. 27 14:00 EST TSN, RDS (French) TSN site/app,
RDS app
UK Sunday, Nov. 27 19:00 GMT BBC One BBC iPlayer
Australia Monday, Nov. 28 06:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Monday, Nov. 28 00:30 IST Sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 28 03:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Monday, Nov. 28 03:00 MYT Astro, Unifi TV,
TV2, Sukan RTM,
TV Okey
Astro GO
Singapore Monday, Nov. 28 03:00 SGT StarHub (Ch. 251/252),
Singtel TV
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Monday, Nov. 28 08:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

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