Late goals help Japan stun Germany in World Cup 2022 | Football News

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 way of Ilkay Gundogan’s Thirty third-minute penalty at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, Japan hit again in fast succession, first by way of Ritsu Doan’s equaliser after which Asano’s late objective, to seal a historic win that got here only a day after Saudi Arabia has shocked Argentina.

With the loss, Germany, who had been knocked out within the group levels in 2018 as reigning champions, should now concern a second straight early exit.

Japan go high of Group E which additionally options Spain and Costa Rica who meet afterward Wednesday.

Germany are backside for now. They misplaced their opener as in 2018 – 1-0 in opposition to Mexico – and went on to exit within the group stage as title holders.

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