The action-packed fourth day of the FIFA World Cup 2022 started with the first game between Morocco and Croatia. It was followed by the second clash between Japan and Germany. Spain and Costa Rica locked horns in the third match of the day. Whereas Belgium and Canada took on each other in the last fixture of the fourth day.
Speaking of the results, Morocco successfully played a draw in the first match with the previous World Cup’s runners-up Croatia. Whereas, it was also a setback and shocking day for Germany who played against Japan in their tournament opener of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup.
So, here we’ll have a look at the complete action of the fourth day of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
Match 1: Morocco vs Croatia
In the first match of the day, both Morocco and Croatia fielded the same lineup of 4-3-3 on the field. Croatia dominated most part of the match, but they failed to capitalize this domination into a win. The Croatian team kept possession of the ball for 65% part of the match in comparison to 35% of Morocco.
But Morocco managed to hit more shots than Croatia as they smashed 8 shots in comparison to the 5 shots by Croatia. Both teams hit the same number of shots on target.
Match 2: Japan vs Germany
Japan took on the four-time World Cup champions Germany. Manuel Neuer’s men had an upper hand in every part of the match. Be it shots, possessions, pass accuracy or anything else, Germany outplayed Japan in all departments. But unfortunately, the 2014 World Champions ended up on the wrong side of the match.
Eventually, Japan defeated Germany by a margin of 2-1 and stunned the entire football world in a shocking upset on the second consecutive day of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Earlier, a day ago, it was Saudi Arabia who lost to Saudi Arabia in their first match by a margin of 1-2.
Match 3: Spain vs Costa Rica
The 2010 FIFA World Cup Champions Spain took on Costa Rica in their tournament opener of the ongoing Qatar edition. They completely outmuscled Costa Rica and the third match of the fourth day ended up as completely a one-sided match as Spain smashed 7 goals whereas Costa Rica couldn’t score a single goal in the entire match.
The 22-year-old young left winger Ferran Torres scored two individual goals for his team. Torres scored his first goal on penalty in the 31st minute and then he smashed a consecutive one in the 54th minute of the match.
Match 4: Belgium and Canada
Belgium and Canada played against each other in the last match of the fourth day. The match went like a rollercoaster between both teams. Firstly, Canada smashed a more number of shots than Belgium. But keeping 54% of the ball possession. Belgium won the match by a margin of 1-0 and started their campaign with a win