Germany vs Japan live stream and how to watch World Cup 2022 game online

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The Germany vs Japan live stream will  see perennial tournament contenders Germany meet Japan in what many are calling ‘the group of death’ — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Germany vs Japan live stream, date, time, channels

The Germany vs Japan live stream takes place today (Wednesday, Nov. 23).
Time 1 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 12 a.m. AEDT (Nov. 24)
• U.S. — Watch on FS1 via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on ITV and ITV Hub
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Germany are always amongst the favorites for any international tournament, but after not getting out of the group in 2018 and exiting Euro 2020 early, questions have been asked of this group of players. On paper, however, Hansi Flick has an incredible group of players to choose from. Champions League winners litter the squad and the likes of Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala are some of club powerhouse Bayern Munich’s best players. So too is Thomas Muller, a man with 10 goals in World Cups, more than any other active player in the world. The squad also contains some of the most exciting young players in the tournament with Borussia Dortmund’s attacking duo of Karim Adeyemi and 17-year-old wonderkid Youssouffa Moukoko.

This is a Japanese side that will have to do well to match their nation’s 2014 and 2018 round-of-16 finishes. In a group with Germany and Spain (as well as a solid Costa Rica) the Samurai Blue will need a result against at least one of the two big European sides. But manager Hajime Moriyasu does have some dangerous players in his squad. The side features a number of Japanese based players but fans of the top European leagues will be familiar with many of the squad. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada, Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, Sociedad’s Takefusa Kubo, and Monaco’s Takumi Minamino all have plenty of experience against the world’s best. In fact, eight of the squad currently play in Germany’s Bundesliga so will be familiar with many of their opponents in this opening fixture.

With Group E set to be one of the toughest to call, every game matters and neither of these two teams can afford to start slow. The Germany vs Japan live stream should not be missed.

Here's how they lineup: 

Germany: Neuer, Schlotterbeck, Sule, Rudiger, Raum, Kimmich, Gundogan, Gnabry, Muller, Musiala, Havertz.

Japan: Gonda, Sakai, Itakura, Yoshida, Ito, Nagatomo, Endo, Tanaka, Kubo, Kamada, Maeda.

Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the World Cup by checking out our full how to watch World Cup 2022 live streams hub. 

How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream wherever you are

The Germany vs Japan live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Germany vs Japan live stream on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and the Fox Sports website with a valid login. FS1 may be included as part of your cable TV package. 

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FS1. But best of all, right now Sling is offering half off the first month, allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including FS1, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock. The first 12 games will be available to watch on a free account, but if you want to watch the full tournament you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription ($9.99/month). 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Germany vs Japan live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got FOX and FS1, a a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and dozens of additional sports channels, including NBCSN and ESPN. 

How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Germany vs Japan live stream on TSN, the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct for $19.99 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at $16.66 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN , but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Germany vs Japan live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream in the UK

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In the U.K., the Germany vs Japan live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub. You will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a Germany vs Japan live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the Germany vs Japan live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on SBS as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is out top pick of the options out there.   

How to watch the Germany vs Japan live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Germany vs Japan live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the World Cup 2022 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

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Andy Sansom
Staff Writer - VPN

Andy is Tom's Guide Staff Writer for VPNs. Based in the UK he originally cut his teeth at Tom's Guide as a Trainee Writer (go and click on his articles!) before moving to cover all things Tech and streaming at T3. He's now back at TG to keep you safe online and bring you the latest news in VPN and cyber security.