Japan shocks Germany 2-1 in FIFA Cup

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Arguably the second-biggest upset of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Japan defeated four-time world champions Germany in a Group E clash on Wednesday. Despite the lead Germany took in the first-half, courtesy an Ilkay Gundogan penalty, in the second-half, Japan ran a riot of attacks and scored two goals to win against the soccer titans.

Japan’s victory over the soccer giants came within a day after Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina at Lusail Stadium on Tuesday. Just like Saudi Arabia, the Japanese fought back from a goal down to score two goals in the second half. The goals were scored by Ritu Doan 75th minute, and Takuma Asano 83rd minute.

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In the first-half, it was the Manchester City star Iker Gundogan’s goal that got them the lead in the 33rd minute.

After the two goals by Japan, the Germans launched several attacks in the closing stages of the game. Japan survived the intense pressure from Germany to record their sixth ever win in the World Cup.