World Cup Table Group E Ranking 2022: Updated Results and Matches for Spain, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica

The two teams that qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Group E might not be what you necessarily suspect.

Spain The opening round of games definitely started strong and throttled Costa Rica 7-0 Ferran Torres tops the World Cup Golden Boot table with his two goals in the game.

While things looked easy for Spain in seventh place, the other favorites in the group endured a nightmare first leg. No. 11 rank Germany took the lead in the first half Japanonly to see the Asians turn the score upside down in the second half to win 2-1.

Next, Germany have to meet Spain in the group stage marquee and a defeat there could mean the end for Hansi Flick’s side.

MORE: Full 2022 World Cup schedule: All games, times, dates and fixtures

Group E World Cup standings

team PTS gp W L D GF GA DG
1. Spain 3 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7
2. Japan 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
3. Germany 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 -1
4. Costa Rica 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 -7

Group E World Cup Results and Fixtures

date Fit time (ET) Stadion
Wed, Nov 23 Germany 1Japan 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Wed, Nov 23 Spain 7Costa Rica 0 HIGHLIGHTS
Sun, Nov 27 Japan vs Costa Rica 5 am Ahmad bin Ali
Sun, Nov 27 Spain versus Germany 14 o’clock Al Bayt
Thu, Dec 1 Japan vs Spain 14 o’clock Khalifa Int’l
Thu, Dec 1 Costa Rica versus Germany 14 o’clock Al Bayt

World Cup 2022 group tiebreaker

FIFA has confirmed a continuation of its final group stage rankings and tiebreak criteria for the 2022 World Cup, with final rankings being ranked according to the system below.

  1. Points scored in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Points scored in the matches between the teams concerned
  5. Goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction can be made per player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 point;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. drawing of lots.

World Cup 2022 Group E Betting Odds

Pre-tournament betting odds for Spain and other Group E teams in the main global territories are below (odds via BetMGM for the US, Sky Bet for the UK, Sports Interaction for Canada and Ladbrokes for Australia).

team win group
Spain -110 (US) 10/11 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.85 (CAN) 1.91 (AU)
Germany +110 (US) 11/10 (UNITED KINGDOM) 2.07 (CAN) 2.00 (AU)
Japan +1100 (US) 12/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 13.00 (CAN) 13.00 (AU)
Costa Rica +4000 (US) 25/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 47.00 (CAN) 51.00 (AU)

team To qualify
Spain -1200 (US) 1/7 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.11 (CAN) 1.07 (AU)
Germany -900 (US) 1/6 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.13 (CAN) 1.10 (AU)
Japan +300 (US) 3/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 5.10 (CAN) 3.50 (AU)
Costa Rica +1400 (US) 7/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 7.25 (CAN) 13.00 (AU)

team to win the world championship
Spain +800 (US) 8/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 5.81 (CAN) 9.00 (AU)
Germany +1000 (US) 1.10 (UNITED KINGDOM) 7.03 (CAN) 11.00 (AU)
Japan +25000 (US) 200/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 150 (CAN) 251 (AU)
Costa Rica +60000 (US) 750/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 449 (CAN) 501 (AU)

Will the 3rd place finishers move up at the 2022 World Cup?

In short, no, they don’t. FIFA has confirmed that the third-placed teams will not qualify for the last 16 as only the top two nations of each group advance to the knockout stages.


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