Report Wire - Qatar 2022: Japan hand Germany a shock defeat on the World Cup
December 3, 2022

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Qatar 2022: Japan hand Germany a shock defeat on the World Cup

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Qatar 2022: Japan hand Germany a shock defeat at the World Cup

Right on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina, the World Cup in Qatar noticed one other large shock as Japan defeated soccer powerhouse Germany by 2 targets to 1. Germany went up by a purpose by an ilkay Gundogan penalty within the first half and appeared very comfy for many of the match earlier than Japan struck again.

The Japanese, who appeared very passive for the primary hour of the match, got here to life within the final 20 minutes as they began placing stress on the German defence. Neuer within the German purpose rescued Germany with an ideal save when Junya Ito’s shot took a depraved deflection within the 74th minute.

However, a minute later, the nice German goalkeeper was powerless to cease the Japanese as he noticed his first save fall to Ritsu Doan who introduced Japan stage by smashing the ball into the roof of the online. Ironically, Doan performs his skilled soccer in Germany for SC Freiburg.

Germany reacted to the equaliser by bringing on Mario Gotze, who scored the winner within the 2014 World Cup remaining, and Niclas Fullkrug however Japan had all of the momentum at this stage they usually drove house their benefit. A protracted ball excessive discovered Takuma Asano within the 83rd minute, and after controlling it, he smashed it previous Neuer on the close to publish sparking delirium amongst Japanese supporters.

Just like the primary purpose scorer Ritsu Doan, Takuma Asano additionally performs his skilled soccer in Germany for Vfl Bochum. The defeat comes as a shock for Germany who dominated giant elements of the competition with out driving their benefit house, leaving themselves open to a surprising comeback from Japan.

This is the second world cup in a row the place Germany has began terribly since their triumph in Brazil in 2014. In Russia in 2018, Germany began their marketing campaign with a 0-1 defeat to Mexico. They then went on to defeat Sweden by 2-1 by a Ninety fifth-minute purpose by Toni Kroos earlier than bowing out of the event after a 0-2 defeat by the hands of South Korea.

Germany, the second most profitable aspect in World Cup historical past after Brazil, was not the primary fancied workforce to endure a shock defeat at Qatar 2022. Yesterday, Argentina was shocked by Saudi Arabia, who identical to Japan fought again from a purpose right down to win 2-1.

With the extremely fancied groups struggling humbling defeats in group phases, we could find yourself having one of the open tournaments in current occasions.