FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan register massive upset, stun four-time champs Germany 2-1, in pics

By: FPJ Web Desk | November 23, 2022

The match started on a controversial note after Germany's players covered their mouths for their team photo before the game

German skipper Manuel Neuer armband is checked by the referee before the match

The four-time FIFA champions wasted no time and came out all guns blazing as they went deep inside the Japanese box

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Ilkay G√ľndogan gave four-time champions Germany the lead with a first-half penalty

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There was a constant struggle between the sides for possession. Japan also had advantage for some time

Germany almost took a 2-0 lead in the closing minutes of the game after Kai Havertz found the back of the net but was called off-side

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Ritsu Doan, who plays for German team Freiburg, pounced on a rebound to equalize in the 76th minute after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked a shot from Takumi Minamino

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Takuma Asano, who plays for German team Bochum, sprinted clear of Nico Schlotterbeck and beat Neuer from a narrow angle in the 83rd minute

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It was the first competitive meeting between the two nations

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