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World Cup: Germany vs Japan – Betting analysis

Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between Germany and Japan and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Germany and Japan open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other this coming Wednesday. The game is staged at Khalifa International Stadium.

This is the opening match of the World Cup group stage for both Germany and Japan, with both of them still upbeat. They’ll fight hard to come out to the other end with a good result before facing the other two teams in the group. Germany sit as number 11 in the FIFA world ranking, while Japan enter their match on Wednesday as number 24.

Germany are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy.

Position in the World Cup standings: Germany vs Japan

Germany will be hoping for a raucous crowd at Khalifa International Stadium, as they attempt to storm out of the blocks to secure three points at the first time of asking. Japan could be on a nothing to hide mission when setting off their World Cup campaign as the hefty outsider at the Khalifa International Stadium. It has the look of trying to minimize defeat this coming Wednesday.

Team form: Germany vs Japan

Germany Form

Germany have four points to show from their last three matches, as they lost 0-1 against Hungary, before drawing 3-3 with England. They won their most recent game 0-1 against Oman. Germany claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured one defeat in this run.

Japan Form

In their previous three matches, Japan won 2-0 against USA, drew 0-0 with Ecuador before losing 1-2 against Canada. Japan were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.

Betting stats and facts for Germany and Japan

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Germany and Japan. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Germany have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
  • Germany have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 Germany matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 6 of the last 8 matches Germany played, both teams scored
  • In 7 of the last 9 Germany matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 5 Japan matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Japan have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
  • Japan have not conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches

Players in form: Germany vs Japan

Ilkay Gundogan has been great for Germany lately, hitting the target twice, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. Kaoru Mitoma, meanwhile, leads the charge for Japan with four goals in his account from the past six games.

Betting markets: Germany vs Japan

Full-time result

Germany claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Japan won five of their last 10 games, while drawing two and losing three in this series of matches.

Both teams to score

Germany scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Japan scored the opening goal in four from a possible ten games. Japan have won to nil in their last 3 consecutive away games. Japan managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Germany were first on target in seven of their last 10 outings.

Total goals

Germany saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Japan, who scored twice in those matches.

Betting prediction: Germany vs Japan

To sum up, the upcoming match between Germany and Japan seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.

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I’m a hot gran at 57 – I call myself the ‘golden gilf’, men say I’m ‘perfect in every way’

ACCORDING to one grandma, maturity only makes a woman sexier – and the men in her comments section agree.

The self-proclaimed “gilf” has no problem posing for the camera and showing off her figure in fitted clothes.

Viktoria Winslow, 57, calls herself a sexy granny
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Viktoria Winslow is “57-years-young” and she has no shame about her status as a grandmother.

She even refers to herself as a gilf, a slang term for an attractive grandma.

Her striking figure is a hit with her TikTok followers, too, like those who filled the comments section of a recent video Winslow posted.

The self-titled “golden gilf” drove her viewers wild by lip-synching to a Beyoncé song.

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Clad in a low-cut black dress with a midriff cutout, Winslow leaned in close to the camera, showing ample cleavage.

Then, she turned to walk away, giving her audience a full view of her legs and backside.

Perfecting her catwalk strut in tall heels, Winslow flipped her hair and blew a kiss to the camera.

Men flooded the comments section to tell Winslow her flirty behavior reached its intended result.


“I knew you could not keep walking away!” wrote one excited fan. “I knew you would walk back to me.”

Another man said, “You’re so gorgeous and perfect in every way.”

Several viewers asked if Winslow was married, or attested to their own “hot granddad” status in an attempt to capture her attention.

Some men called her “magnificent,” while others said she was “definitely a winner.”

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“Gorgeous and sexy,” an admirer said, before confessing that Winslow was his “crush.”

In another video, Winslow posed for sexy freeze-frames that showed off her striking face and toned arms.

“Work it, baby,” one viewer encouraged her.

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“VERY HOT,” said another. One clever man decided to couch his interest in a strictly-platonic invitation.

“You are so very beautiful and gorgeous and so sexy,” he said. “Let’s be friends.”

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Save £50 off Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 air fryer and multi-cooker in Black Friday deal

NINJA is the brand to have on your radar for all the best kitchen appliances, and there’s a sale on this Black Friday.

One deal in particular is the Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker 6L, which has been reduced by £50.

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  • Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker 6L, £229.99 (Was £279.99) from Ninja – buy here

The Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker 6L has been reduced from £279.99 to £229.99, saving you a handy £50 in Ninja’s Black Friday sale.

This multi-cooker is perfect , whether you are skilled in the kitchen, or need a little training but not only does this deal save you big time on your basket, but also on your energy bill, as it claims to cut your energy by up to 65%.

While there are plenty of Air Fryer and multi-cook deals to shop this Black Friday, this Ninja Foodi multi cooker offer is not to be missed.

This creation boasts three modes, Combi-Steam Mode, Pressure Cook Mode, Air Fry Mode.

But within those three modes are even more functions.

With 11 cooking functions all in one pot, customers can pressure cook, air fry, slow cook, grill, sear/sauté, as well as combi-steam, and rustle up tasty feasts in multiple other ways.

Plus you can dehydrate food, which is also helpful when making decorations, and even make your own yoghurt – who would have thought?

This device not only means you use less oil, but less time to cook too.

The Ninja Foodi comes with a six litre non-stick ceramic coated cooking pot, so your feast will not stick to the base of the pan, as well as a 3.7 litre non-stick ceramic coated Cook & Crisp Basket.

The Cooking Pot fits up to 2kg, while the Cook & Crisp pocket can fit 1.1 kg of French Fries.

You can also layer different shelves, so you can cook numerous things at once to speed up the cooking process.

This household appliance is dishwasher safe too, so not only does it make for easy cooking but also easy cleaning.

The Ninja Foodi can feed up to four people, so if you have a big family to feed this Christmas, or have other hosting plans, this will make lightwork of dinner time.

The Ninja Foodi is reduced online at Ninja, but there are plenty of other Ninja deals to snap up too, including the Ninja Foodi 7.5L Multi Pressure Cooker Air Fryer Dehydrator, which has been reduced from £230 to £200 at Argos.

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Fuming I’m A Celeb fans slam camp’s ‘arrogant’ duo – and call for them to get axed

I’M A Celebrity fans have turned on two campmates – saying they want to see them kicked out next.

Some reckon the show needs to lose Boy George and Chris Moyles, branding the pair “rude” and “arrogant”.

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As Sue Cleaver was booted off I’m A Celeb last night, one fan tweeted: “Boy George or Chris next pls.”

Another wrote, ahead of the fourth eviction tonight: “Chris to go next then boy George please people.”

While the pair have large numbers of fans – hence why they’ve survived the first three votes – some want to see the back of them.

One wrote: “I know Chris Moyles thinks he comes across as sarcastic with dry humour. But he looks miserable and rude and like he doesn’t know what’s going on.”

Another tweeted: “I find boy George so rude and arrogant.”

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However, some disagreed, with one backing the DJ, writing: “I like how Chris takes the p**s out of himself and it rattles everyone on Twitter😂.

“He’s arrogant, he’s bully.. no he’s not, he’s pretty normal.. Chris to win.”

Others insisted the pair were great value because they spiced up the show, with one asking: “So…are we keeping Boy George and Chris in @imacelebrity for the drama?!?”

Chris was seen in a group of what at least one viewer called “backstabbers” discussing MP Matt Hancock while he was out of the camp.

George has also been vocal about his feelings towards for the former health secretary, branding him “slippery”.


However, the 61-year-old singer did also tell Matt, 44, to his face that he’d been “hating” on him.

He went on: “I have been hating on you, I have to be honest. I sometimes feel like you don’t say what you mean and you’re not particularly direct.”

The MP replied simply: “I’m just being me.”

Many were left cheering but not all were impressed, with one viewer tweeting: “How does Boy George manage to make Matt Hancock look like a normal guy… 😂 George is SO unnecessarily horrible.”

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What is a semi-automatic offside and will it be used in the World Cup 2022?

OFFSIDE calls has been one of the major talking points at the winter World Cup in Qatar – but it’s not all down to the referees.

FIFA have reportedly spent the last three years testing its semi-automatic offside tool.

Referees can now get assistance from the semi-automatic VAR tool

And it has now been in use at the 2022 World Cup on multiple occassions.

But what is the semi-automatic offside tool?

What is a semi-automatic offside?

The semi-automatic offside tool is a piece of technology being introduced to make VAR decisions quicker and more accurate.

It will be done by a system using computer tracker of 29 body parts of each player, combined with a microchip inside the ball.

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This is expected to determine the positions of the players at the exact moment the ball has been played.

So in the case of an offside situation, the video operations room will receive an automated alert alongside an automatic selected point and an instant drawn lines within seconds of the incident.

Match officials will then have to validate the proposed selected kick point and the drawn offside line before VAR communicates the final decision on the pitch.

Extra VAR officials will be in charge of calling offsides with the algorithm providing a 3D animation to explain a call in a average of 25 seconds.


And that illustration is then available on the giant screens within the stadium and for TV viewers to take a look at in the next stoppage of play.

Has it been used in the World Cup?

The 3D animation was deployed in the first match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

Enner Valencia’s opening strike was ruled out for offside within the first three minutes of the match.

Argentina also saw THREE goals disallowed in their shock defeat to Saudi Arabia courtesy of the semi-automatic VAR.

Where else has it been used?

The semi-automatic offside technology was initially meant to be rolled out for the opening fixture of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

However, UEFA have stolen a march on FIFA as it was deployed in the Super Cup fixture between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Karim Benzema’s goal was ruled out due to the semi-automatic VAR system
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And now, it has been revealed that they will use the new tool in this season’s Champions League.

What has been said?

FIFA’S head of refereeing mentioned that: “There is a talk of robot referees, it looks good but it’s not true. On-field referees will continue to be decisive.

“Semi-automatic offside will only be used when a player who is offside touches the ball. If there is interreference in play, it will be the referee’s decision.”

UEFA’S refereeing chief Roberto Rosetti also had a say and he believes that the semi-automatic offside technology will be beneficial to the match officials, players and fans.

Rosetti said: “We are constantly looking for new technological solutions to improve the game and support the work of the referees. 

“This innovative system will allow VAR teams to determine offside situations quickly and more accurately, enhancing the flow of the game and the consistency of the decisions.

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Shocking moment crowd ATTACKS ‘disrespectful’ tourist who danced on Mayan pyramid near Cancun

THIS is the shocking moment a crowd of locals turned on a tourist and violently attacked the woman, after she illegally climbed an ancient Mayan temple in Mexico.

Footage recorded by the crowd showed the woman dancing and showboating at the top of Chichen Itza, near Cancun, where she was subsequently ushered down by a security guard into an indignant audience.

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The crowd attacks the tourist as she is escorted off the site

Hair pulling, punches to the back of the head, pushes and drenched by bottles of bystanders was all to come for the foolish tourist with the crowd yelling “carcel” meaning “prison” in Spanish.

A Mexican woman Angela Lopeze posted the footage on TikTok with the label “This is why you don’t disrespect historic Mayan Pyramids.”

Another person who filmed the incident said the act showed “a lack of respect.”

El Castillo, known as the Kukulcan Pyramid, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been prohibited to climb since 2008.

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The sacred sited was built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation more than 1200 years ago, with the ruins now under the stewardship of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History.

If caught illegally climbing the temple, offenders face fines ranging from 50,000 – 100,000 pesos (£4311).

According to the Latin America news outlet, MercoPress, INAH authorities have yet to report the incident, however, people have taken to social media condemning the act and calling for imprisonment.

One video of the incident posted on TikTok has been viewed more the five million times.


Federal law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historic Monuments and Areas states in Article 47 that one to ten years imprisonment is possible if the offender is found liable.

Chichen Itza is in close proximity to the tourist hotspot, Cancun, which is said to bring more than two millions visitors to the ancient wonder annually.

With the large numbers visiting, the site has seen many incidents of illegal activity in the past.

According to local media, one incident lead to the death of tourist who allegedly slipped from a step and fell about 60 feet to the ground in 2006.

Last year, a tourist also illegally climbed the temple and faced the local court but the outcome was unknown.

Back in May a Russian influencer faced charges for posing naked under a sacred tree in Bali.

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A group of tourists face four years in jail in Peru after human faeces was found in a temple at Machu Picchu.

An Instagram beauty was blasted for letting her boyfriend splash her bum with holy water at an ancient temple in Bali.

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‘There’s a lot of jeopardy in that job’ – Rangers will struggle to lure Michael Beale or Sean Dyche claims pundit

IT would be a surprise if Rangers were able to lure Sean Dyche or Michael Beale to Ibrox, a pundit has claimed.

Rangers are on the hunt for a new manager following the decision to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst yesterday.

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Numerous names have been linked in connection with the vacancy in Govan since the announcement was made.

Gerardo Seoane, axed by Bayer Leverkusen just weeks ago, emerged from nowhere to be considered a favourite last night.

Rafa Benitez was even mentioned at one point, while Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen, who led his side to a Europa League win over Celtic last season, was rumoured to have been considered for the job again having been passed over in favour of Van Bronckhorst last time round.

Steven Gerrard returning to Ibrox also remains a possibility.

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Ross Wilson’s links to Southampton have led to theories that Ralph Hassenhuttl, who was recently dismissed from St Mary’s, could join up with his former Saints colleague at Ibrox.

Two other men Wilson knows well or Sean Dyche and Michael Beale.

Dyche knows Wilson from their time at Watford while Beale of course worked under Wilson at Rangers as no2 to Gerrard between 2018-2021.

But outspoken pundit Simon Jordan reckons it’s unlikely Rangers would be able to tempt either man to Glasgow.


The former Crystal Palace chief pointed to Beale turning down Wolves recently as reason for him not choosing Rangers, while he reckons someone like Dyche might just look at the gig with too much trepidation.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan said: “I’d be surprised if Sean Dyche goes to Rangers, I think there’s a lot of jeopardy in that job.

“Yeah it’s a big job but there was a lot of arguments over how much money was spent after the season just gone and with getting to the final of the Europa League, and at the same time getting the Champions League money and not spending much of it on players.

“They are some way behind Celtic in terms of the performance of the Celtic team and Ange Postecoglou. So I think there’s a risk.

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“And I’d be surprised if Michael Beale goes there because why would he want to go to Rangers when he could have potentially gone to a Premier League club?

“Going to the career path that Michael Beale has alluded to and the ideas behind it, it would be a strange one not to want to go to a Premier League club in Wolverhampton Wanderers and yet still go to Rangers after the statements he’s made at QPR.”


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Meghan Markle news — ‘Spoiled brats’ Prince Harry & Meg making money for ‘doing absolutely nothing’ for Royal Family

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been slammed as ”spoiled brats” after it was announced the pair are set to receive a prestigious award.

Harry and Meghan will be accepting the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award after taking a stance against “structural racism” in the Royal Family.

The couple are being praised as “heroic” for challenging the family’s “power structure” by organisation Ripple of Hope, which founded the award

However, Sky News Australia host Paul Murray has said the pair are set to receive an award “for doing absolutely nothing and ”have not changed a single thing about the Royal Family”.

Murray added: ”These two spoiled brats get another thing for their mantelpiece to say how good they are for doing nothing and making millions doing it.”

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest news & updates…

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Ukraine news LIVE — Furious Putin puts ruthless ‘General Armageddon’ under pressure to deliver after Russia retreat

PUTIN is furiously demanding his top general in Ukraine deliver results after Russian forces were forced into a humiliating retreat from Kherson.

Sergei Surovikin, dubbed “General Armageddon” by the Russian media due to his ruthlessness, is under increasing pressure to justify his retreat from Kherson last week.

Surovikin called for the retreat, arguing it would allow the Kremlin to save valuable equipment and manpower. However, Russian losses continue to mount with them today passing 85,000, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence.

Now, some experts are suggesting an enraged Putin placed Surovikin in charge of the Russian forces in Ukraine simply to act as a “fall guy” when the war inevitably goes wrong.

“It was obvious that Surovikin’s appointment and the praise heaped upon him were at least partly due to the need to create a figure with a mandate for ‘shameful’ actions that Putin didn’t want to take in his own name,” said Alexander Baunov, a former Russian diplomat.

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Thousands on benefits urged to check Christmas pay to avoid Universal Credit cut

THOUSANDS should urgently check their Christmas pay to avoid a cut to Universal Credit payments.

Many employers choose to process wages early in December.

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This is due to the number of bank holidays over the festive period and to ensure that staff are paid before the big day.

But this means that some people will appear to have their salaries temporarily inflated because they’re paid over a shorter period.

And as a result, this would reduce your benefit entitlement for the following month.

The government has already closed a loophole which meant that the Universal Credit system now flags when employees receive two pay dates in one period, ensuring Universal Credit payments are not affected.

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But in a separate issue, if employers don’t report pay dates correctly, those on the benefit could still end up out of pocket.

As many as 100,000 people could be affected, experts estimate, but there are no official figures on those who could be affected.

Robert Salter, a tax service director with Blick Rothenberg, told The Sun: “It’s common for employers to pay salaries earlier than normal over the festive period – but it could severely impact those on Universal Credit.”

“For example, employers this Christmas could pay the salary for the month ending December 31 on December 16 instead to help staff with cash.”


But if earnings are reported as being for the period up to December 16 instead of 31 this could impact Universal Credit entitlement, according to Mr Salter.

Employers that report the wrong pay period end up inflating the perceived wages of an employee.

As a result of this, employees could see their Universal Credit support from the government reduced by as much as 55%.

If you’re on Universal Credit and you know your company is going to pay early, it’s worth flagging the issue to payroll now to avoid any confusion.

HMRC says that any bosses paying staff early need to report the normal pay date on the Full Payment Submission (FPS) – so this is what you need to ask payroll to do.

A spokesperson for Revenue Benefits said: “Where an employer pays someone on a different day and doesn’t follow HMRC’s guidance, they should contact the Department for Work and Pensions as soon as possible and ask them to re-allocate one of the salary payments to a different assessment period.”

The government closed the loophole affecting pay dates that fall into the same period, but only when it’s a one-off for those paid monthly.

Anyone who gets paid every four weeks, fortnightly or weekly is still missing out. 

The problem affects thousands of workers who are paid by their employers more regularly causing their benefits to drop to £0 in some cases.

The DWP has previously argued that those paid by their employer every four weeks will be paid more frequently than those who are paid monthly, and Universal Credit is designed to reflect this. 

The Sun has called on the government to fix errors in the system, as part of our Make Universal Credit Work campaign.

Universal Credit changes this December

Millions of households on Universal Credit will soon qualify for a tax-free Christmas bonus.

Eligible households do not need to apply for the bonus as it will be paid automatically – but they will need to meet the eligibility criteria.

The tax-free £10 payment is usually made after the qualifying week and before Christmas.

But to qualify for the payment you must be present or “ordinarily resident” in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or Gibraltar during the first full week between December 5 and 11.

You’ll then get the bonus paid into the same account where you normally receive your state pension payments.

You should see it as a payment from “DWP XB” on your bank statement.

Thousands on Universal Credit will also face payment date changes over the course of Christmas.

If you usually get paid on the 26th or 27th of each month you should be paid on December 23 this year.

That’s because Boxing Day counts as a bank holiday, and the 27th is a “substituted” bank holiday day for Christmas Day and payments aren’t made on these days.

The same goes for if you usually receive your Universal Credit payment on the 2nd of each month as January 2, 2023 is a bank holiday.

If you usually get paid Universal Credit on this day, you’ll get it on December 30, 2022.

Plus, if you usually get paid on the 24th or 25th of each month you should receive your payment on December 23 as the 24th and 25th fall on the weekend this year.

If a payment date lands on the weekend it’s usually made the first working day before then.

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You don’t need to do anything if your usual date for getting Universal Credit falls on a bank holiday.

But you should factor any early payments into your budget and make sure it lasts you long enough to take you through to the next month.