Japan beat Germany 2-1 in World Cup shock

Published November 23rd, 2022 - 02:12 GMT
Japan's midfielder #08 Ritsu Doan celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)
Japan's midfielder #08 Ritsu Doan celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Japan defeated Germany 2-1 in a World Cup shock on Wednesday as Takuma Asano's 83rd minute winner stunned the four-time champions.

Ilkay Gundogan had given Germany a first-half lead from the penalty spot before Ritsu Doan equalised in the 75th minute, giving Japan the chance to set up a famous winning goal.

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