Japan Upsets Germany 2-1 In World Cup Thriller

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The FIFA Qatar World Cup witnessed another upset for the second consecutive day.

In yet another Asian onslaught, underdogs Japan stunned former champions Germany by 2-1 in a scintillating group E match Wednesday.

It was a repetition of yesterday's match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia, in which the Asian heroes shocked the Latin American powerhouse by the same margin.

Germany took the lead in the 33rd minute through a penalty goal by Ilkay Guendogan.

Two late second half goals by Ritsu Doan (75th minute) and Takuma Asano (83rd minute) sealed the game in favor of the Japanese.

Japan is mainly indebted to their goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda for this famous victory. He produced three superb saves within an incredible spell of German attacking play during which his lightning-fast reflexes denied Jonas Hofmann and Serge Gnabry seemingly certain goals.

This is the biggest win for Japan in the history of World Cup football.

Earlier, in a Group F match, Morocco held 2018 runner-up Croatia to a goalless draw.

By taking to the field 75 days after his 37th birthday, Luka Modric became the oldest Croatian ever to take part in a World Cup match.

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