Mikel Arteta and Arsenal could be paying close attention to today’s World Cup action, with two players of interest potentially in action for Spain against Japan in Group E. The Spaniards are one of eight nations competing for a last-16 spot on the first day of December amid FIFA complaints over recent VAR controversy.
Spain face Japan, knowing a point will likely be enough to secure top spot, with Germany expected to cruise past Costa Rica in the other Group E match. Germany need to win to go through, while a draw would be enough for Costa Rica, despite their 7-0 opening defeat.
Plenty is to be decided in Group F, with three countries still capable of finishing at winners. Canada are already out, and Morocco need a win against the North Americans to guarantee progression. However, even a two-goal defeat would be enough if Belgium fail to beat Croatia.
With eight teams already securing safe passage into the knockout stages, four more are about to follow. Express Sport is here to provide regular updates throughout the day, keeping you updated with the latest World Cup news, reaction and match coverage when the action gets underway this afternoon.
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