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Fifa World Cup 2022: Japan gets two late goals to beat Germany 2-1

Germany was playing at the World Cup for the first time since its shocking group-stage exit as defending champion in 2018

Japan Football Team celebrates after beating Germany 2-1 at Fifa World Cup Qatar. Photo: @FIFAWorldCup
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Japan Football Team celebrates after beating Germany 2-1 at Fifa World Cup Qatar. Photo: @FIFAWorldCup

AP | PTI Doha
Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals on Wednesday to give Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany at the World Cup. Both Doan and Asano play for German clubs.

Ilkay Gündogan had given four-time champion Ger­many the lead with a first-half penalty. But Doan, who plays for Freiburg, pounced on a rebound to equalise in the 76th minute after Germ­any goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked a shot from Takumi Minamino.
 
Then Asano, who plays for Bochum, sprinted clear of Nico Schlotterbeck and beat Neuer from a narrow angle in the 83rd minute of the first competitive meeting between the

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 11:16 PM IST

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