Japan defeated Germany in the second World Cup | World News

Japan defeated Germany with a score of 2:1 and scored another shocking result in the World Championship.

In the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Ilkay Gundogan put Germany ahead with a penalty in the 33rd minute.

In added time at the end of the first half, Hansi Flick’s men put the ball back in the net – but it was disallowed for offside.

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But two goals in eight minutes turned the game upside down.

Japan’s Ritsu Doan, who plays football in Germany’s “Freiburg” club, equalized the score in the 75th minute, and in the 83rd minute, Takuma Asano cleared a simple long ball from the top and put Japan ahead.

Despite having 74% possession and more than twice as many shots on target as Japan, Germany failed to score.

A loss would pit the Germans against Spain and Japan against Costa Rica.

German football players close their mouths while taking a picture with the team before the match
Germany's Kai Havertz looks disappointed as fans cheer after the match
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Germany’s Kai Havertz looks disappointed as the fans cheer after the match

The result comes a day later Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 in one of the biggest shocks in the history of the World Cup.

German footballers protested by covering their mouths before kick-off after they stopped wearing One Love bandages in Qatar.

The team, like several other European countries, had planned to wear armbands as a show of support for the LGBT community.