FIFA World Cup HIGHLIGHTS, December 1 updates: Spain, Japan through to Round of 16; Germany suffers shock exit

FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE, Day 12 will see four matches played across as many stadiums in Qatar.

Japan celebrate after qualifying for the knockout stages.

Japan celebrate after qualifying for the knockout stages. | Photo Credit: PETER CZIBORRA

FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE, Day 12 will see four matches played across as many stadiums in Qatar.

Welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the build-up to matchday 12 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Canada vs Morocco, Croatia vs Belgium, Costa Rica vs Germany and Japan vs Spain are the matches scheduled to be played today.

QATAR 2022 LIVE UPDATES:

Group E - The most chaotic of the lot

An explainer on the goal that knocked Germany out - READ HERE

Costa Rica vs Germany

Follow Costa Rica vs Germany match LIVE

Japan vs Spain

Follow Japan vs Spain match LIVE

Live from Al Rayyan and Al Bayt

Click hereto get live image updates from FIFA World Cup matches happening on December 2 (SIT): Japan vs Spain and Costa Rica vs Germany.

While we wait..

Heading into the final set of Group E matches, Spain sits at the top and is likely to qualify for the round of 16 but none of the four teams is guaranteed a spot in the knockouts. Read more about Group E qualification scenarios here

Croatia vs Belgium

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada vs Morocco

HIGHLIGHTS

PODCAST: Will Poland spring a surprise?

Argentina through; Mexico out; Germany facing knockouts do-or-die. All the latest updates in our new podcast episode.

Trailblazers

Meanwhile, it will be a historic night in FIFA World Cup. France’s Stephanie Frappart, Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina are the all-female referee team in Germany’s match against Costa Rica. Here’s all you need to know about them - READ

While you were asleep

Let’s get the day rolling with a recap of how the four matches panned out last night.

Australia reach the World Cup knockout stage for the first time in 16 years after Mathew Leckie’s goal sees them beat Denmark - REPORT

Tunisia finished third in the group with four points as Australia beat Denmark 1-0 in the other group match to finish second with six points and qualify for the round of 16 - REPORT

Argentina qualified for the last 16 in impressive style against Poland - which went through on goal difference having finished level on points with Mexico - REPORT

Because of Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Poland in a simultaneous match, Mexico failed to advance out of its group for the first time since 1978 - REPORT

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