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Another shocker: Japan overcome Germany in their Qatar 2022 opener

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Another shocker: Japan overcome Germany in their Qatar 2022 opener – The Japan national team pulled off the second major upset of the World Cup by beating Germany in its debut match.

Group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup kicked off its competition and the German National Team made its grand debut in the competition. The Mannschaft made its debut against Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium and was slapped in the face by the Japanese. Another bad start for the four-time champions.

Japan overcome Germany in their Qatar 2022 opener
Japan overcome Germany in their Qatar 2022 opener

The German national team arrived at the Qatar 2022 World Cup not only as a candidate to take first place in Group E, but also to win the cup. The Teutons made their debut on Wednesday against Japan and struggled against an opponent that, on paper, was inferior.

It was a high-intensity match from the opening minutes at the Khalifa International Stadium. Both teams had chances to take the lead. The Japanese even managed to take the lead with a goal by Daizen Maeda, which was disallowed for an irregular position.

It was not until the 31st minute that the first goal of the match was scored. The first goal came from the penalty spot. The referee awarded the penalty in favor of Germany for a foul by goalkeeper Shūichi Gonda on David Raum. Ilkay Gündogan was in charge of shooting from the penalty spot to put the Teutons on top.

Japan’s equalizer came in the 75th minute. After a great team move, Manuel Neuer made a great save from Daichi Kamada, but the goalkeeper left the rebound and Ritsu Doan shot from the center of the box to equalize.

Out of Box surprise: Japan overcome Germany in their Qatar 2022 opener

In the 83rd minute, Ko Itakura played a long ball to Takuma Asano. The striker beat his marker at close quarters and shot past Neuer from close range to score Japan’s second goal at the near post.

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