FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan Stun Germany After Two Goals In Second Half

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Japan vs Germany

The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar witnessed another major upset as the Japan football team shocked the Germany football team by scoring two goals in the second half. After being 0-1 down in the first half, the tide was against the Japanese football players.

It seemed like yet another match where the Germany football team would exert their dominant muscles and win the game. However, fate had something else in store. Japan exhibited great courage and resilience and pulled off a major heist in the FIFA World Cup.

Ilkay Gundogan had netted a penalty goal in the first half and had drawn first blood for Hansi Flick’s side. However, the second half turned out to be quite an exhilarating affair as the Japan football team staged an epic comeback, much to the disappointment of Germany.

Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored with a gap of 7 minutes to put the Japan football team in the driving seat of the game. Incidentally, Doan plays for a Germany club named Freiburg. The four-time FIFA World Cup champions Germany were outplayed in the second half completely.

Before the match began, a significant event happened. The German players covered their mouths during a team photograph to protest against FIFA’s decision of banning armbands while playing. The idea behind the armbands was to promote diversity and inclusivity.

This was also Japan’s first victory against their German counterparts. Hajime Moriyasu’s side would remember this win for quite some time as they were the underdogs ahead of this game.

That is exactly the beauty of football. One can never rule out a team. Especially during high-profile and high-voltage tournaments like the FIFA World Cup, one can never count out on a team. Every team can perform well on their given day and outclass their opponents. And that was exactly what the Japan football team did at the Khalifa International Stadium today.

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