As part of the Qatar World Cup’s Group stage, Japan beat Germany 2-1 on Wednesday.
The biggest upset in World Cup history occurred on November 23, 2022, when Japan defeated Germany. The football world was shocked by this, and Germany will need some time to recover.
It was a surprise. Germany, one of the pre-tournament favourites, was beaten by Japan. Japan won 2-1 in the dying moments of the match.
There will be some recovery time for Germany after this defeat. There will be many years of celebration for Japan following this win.
Japan is not a traditional footballing nation, so this win is even more impressive. They are not one of the powerhouses of world football and have never won a World Cup.
Today, they showed that they are a force to be feared. They played with determination and heart and deserved the victory.
German footballer and Manchester City’s captain Ilkay Gundogan scored his team’s first game from a penalty kick in the 33rd minute.
The Japanese squad did not score during the first half of the match, but they did score in the 75th minute when Ritsu Doan scored.
Takuma Asano scored Japan’s second goal in the 83rd minute, which restored the hope of Japanese fans for the team to progress beyond the group stage.
One of the fan’s favourite teams to progress in the World Cup is the German side, and they faced a strong challenge from Japan.
The German national football team has been crowned world champions four times, in 1945, 1974, 1990, and 2014. They have also qualified for the FIFA World Cup 20 times in total. Despite this, they were eliminated during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Japan has made seven appearances at the World Cup, including their most recent trip to Russia, where they reached the knockout stage. As part of the World Cup draw, Germany and Japan were placed in Group E, alongside Spain and Costa Rica.
On November 27, Spain will face Germany, while Costa Rica will face Japan on December 1.
Highlights | Japan beats Germany
1. Japan will celebrate this victory for years to come.
2. It was a stunning upset. Germany, one of the pre-tournament favourites, had been beaten by Japan in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
3. Japan won the match 2-1 with a late goal that sealed the victory.
4. This is a massive shock to the football world, and it will take some time for Germany to recover from this defeat.
5. But they showed today that they are a force to be reckoned with. They played with great heart and determination, and they deserved their victory.
6. Japanese fans were ecstatic after their team’s victory against Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
7. It is even more impressive, considering Japan does not have a traditional footballing culture.
8. The German national team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup a total of 20 times and has won the title on four occasions, but they gave a poor performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
9. Japan has made seven appearances at the World Cup, including at the Russia World Cup, during which they reached the knockout stage.
10. The World Cup draw placed Germany and Japan in Group E, alongside Spain and Costa Rica.