In the second game of the night, Germany with its new coach but old guard of players would take on an energised Japanese team which has the likes of Daizen Maeda and Junya Ito. The German team is being managed by Hansi Flick who has literally had a promotion as he was assistant manager to Joachim Low, one of Germany’s most successful coaches for almost 8 years. Will he be able to repeat the success of his predecessor or will he go one step ahead is yet to be seen.
The Spanish team full of young heavyweights like Pedri, Gavi and Morata will be looking to make their intentions clear of getting deeper in the tournament. They have the perfect opportunity to do so against Costa-Rica who are considered one of the best teams defensively. Keylor Navas and Joel Campbell are the names that the Spanish would be very much familiar with.