World cup: Japan shock Germany 2-1

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The 2022 world cup in Qatar is not just an ordinary world cup since records have been broken within the first group stages game. Yesterday South American champions Argentina were beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia as veterans Dutch, Denmark, wales and Croatia held draws respectively.

The 2014 champions Germany have been the latest victims as they were thrashed 2-1 by Japan. Hansi Flick’s men did not have a good run before the world cup, as they were knocked out of the European nations league. The Germans took an early lead through Ikay Gundogan’s penalty conversion in the 33rd minute.

The VAR cancelled Chelsea skipper Kai Harvetz’s goal in the 45th minute. In the second half, Japan’s determination was fruitful and in the 75th minute, R. Doan equalized and Asano’s powerful shot sealed victory for the Asian side in the 83rd minute. The other teams in Group E are Spain and Costa Rica.

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