The German team suffered a sensational defeat in the first round match of the group stage of the World Cup. The Japanese team won a volitional victory over the Germans with a score of 2-1.
Ilkay Gundogan, a 32-year-old midfielder for English champion Manchester City, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a penalty kick.
Germany lead after the first half.#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022— FIFA World Cup ([club128033123|@FIFAWorldCup]) November 23, 2022
Japan won thanks to goals from Freiburg Germany's 24-year-old midfielder Ritsu Doan (video) and Bochum Germany's 28-year-old striker Takuma Asano (video).
In the other match of Group E, Spain and Costa Rica will meet. The game will start at 20:00 Yerevan time.
FIFA World Cup 2022, first round
Germany vs Japan: 1-2 (video)
Ilkay Gundogan, 33 (penalty kick) - Ritsu Doan, 75, Takuma Asano, 83
Spain vs Costa Rica - 20:00 (Yerevan time)
Remember the name...#FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/JleqDdzGjO— FIFA World Cup ([club128033123|@FIFAWorldCup]) November 23, 2022
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