Japan seal historic win of their opening match of the World Cup 2022, beating 2014 winners Germany.
Takuma Asano scored an 83rd-minute winner as Japan shocked four-time world champions Germany 2-1 of their opening match of the World Cup 2022.
Germany led by means of Ilkay Gundogan’s Thirty third-minute penalty at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on Wednesday.
Nonetheless, Japan hit again in fast succession, first by means of Ritsu Doan’s equaliser after which Asano’s late aim, to seal a historic win that got here only a day after Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina.
With the loss, Germany, who had been knocked out within the group phases in 2018 as reigning champions, should now worry a second straight early exit.
Japan go high of Group E which additionally options Spain and Costa Rica who meet in a while Wednesday.
Germany are backside for now. They misplaced their opener as in 2018 – 1-0 towards Mexico – and went on to exit within the group stage as title holders.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 23, 2022
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