USMNT to Face Japan in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sept. 23 at Düsseldorf Arena

Japan-USA will kick off at 8:25 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás and TUDN

The U.S. Men’s National Team will face fellow World Cup finalist Japan on Sept. 23 at the Düsseldorf Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. Kickoff is set for 8:25 a.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás and TUDN.


Four days later, the team will be in Murcia, Spain to meet Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 at the Estadio Nueva Condomina. Coverage on FS1, UniMás and TUDN begins at 1:30 p.m. ET


Following the 3-0 win against Morocco and the scoreless draw against 13th-ranked Uruguay in June, the USMNT will have faced four different World Cup teams prior to traveling to Qatar in November.


The September matches in Europe will be the USA’s final opportunities to prepare ahead of the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Drawn alongside Wales, England and IR Iran in Group B, the USMNT will compete in the strongest overall group in Qatar, with the four sides holding an average rank of 15 according to the March 2022 FIFA World Ranking. 


The U.S. Men’s National Team will open World Cup group play against Wales on Nov. 21, face England on Friday, Nov. 25 and finish the first round vs. IR Iran on Nov. 29. All three of the USA’s group stage games will kick off at 2 p.m. ET.



Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
Group C: 
Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic

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