The FIFA World Cup Qualifiers return back to action with an exciting fixture between arch rivals, Japan and China PR. This is the seventh match of the third round of qualifying. Top two teams from each group will qualify directly for the FIFA World Cup 2022 thus increases the stakes.
As it stands, both Japan and China PR are in the Group B. Japan sits in the second position with four points behind the table toppers, Saudi Arabia. China however, have to work a lot as they stand fifth in the group with just 5 points out of their 6 games played. With just four games left to play, each matchday is like a do or die situation.
Even for Japan, who currently rank second are just one point above third placed, Australia. Any mistake or slip from Japan will put Australia in the second automatic qualification position.
Looking at the current scenario, the chances of qualification for China are bleak. With 7 points off from the second qualification spot and four tough games remaining, China has to pull off something incredible.
Japan, however, is currently occupying the second spot, and to qualify they just need to keep their heads straight and avoid any slips. They just need to focus and get the job done by winning the remaining four matches.
If Japan loses this match, Australia gets the golden opportunity to sit in the second automatic qualification spot. Hence, the stakes are high for each and every matchmaking it a nail-biting event.
Japan vs China: Date, Time, TV Schedule & Venue
The match will be held on January 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM IST. Host Japan welcomes their neighbors and fierce rivals, China in the Saitama Stadium. It is expected to be a cool evening thus easier for fans to watch the game.
For fans who are watching this exciting fixture from the comfort of their homes, follow the table mentioned below which contains country-wise TV channels that telecast this match.
|Brazil||ESPN4, NOW NET e Claro, Star+|
|China||CCTV-5, CCTV 5+, PPTV Sport China, iQiyi|
|Finland||C More Suomi, C More Sport 2|
|Hong Kong||Eleven SEA|
|Indonesia||Eleven SEA, MNC Soccer Channel, K-Vision|
|Japan||TV Asahi, DAZN|
|Korea Republic||TVING, tvN SHOW|
|Slovenia||SportKlub 1 Slovenia|
|Sweden||C More Sweden, Sportkanalen, Discovery+|
|Turkey||Spor Smart, D-Smart GO|
|Ukraine||Sport 2 Ukraine|
Whatever the result might it, fans are guaranteed to enjoy this fixture as both teams battle it out for a spot in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.