Japan seal historic win in their opening match of the World Cup 2022, beating 2014 winners Germany. Takuma Asano scored an 83rd-minute winner as Japan stunned four-time world champions Germany 2-1 in their opening match of the World Cup 2022.
Did Germany make it to the World Cup 2022?
Japan Japan's Ritsu Doan scores his side's first goal Wednesday against Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during a World Cup soccer match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. DOHA, Qatar — Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock.
Who beat Germany in 2022 World Cup?
“It was a sign from the team, from us, that FIFA is muzzling us,” Germany coach Hansi Flick said after the match, which his team lost 2-1. The gesture was a response to FIFA's effective nixing of seven European teams' plans to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to host nation Qatar and its human rights record.
Why did Germany protest against FIFA?
Germany's players covered their mouths during a team photo ahead of their World Cup opener against Japan on Wednesday in protest at FIFA's threat to sanction players for wearing the “OneLove” armband.
Why did Germany cover their mouth?
Wednesday's match ended in a 2-1 victory for Japan over the mighty Germans, a country whose teams have won the World Cup a whopping four times. Many must be wondering what other phenomenal upsets World Cup 2022 Qatar will have in store as the games progress towards the finals.
How many times Japan beat Germany in World Cup?
Japan came from a goal down to beat Germany 2-1 in the first game of Group E in Doha on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia's shock win over Argentina with the same scoreline on Tuesday. Germany had taken the lead in the 33rd minute when İlkay Gündoğan netted a penalty to cap a dominant performance
Did Japan or Germany win?
Japan edged past Germany 2-1 to secure all three points in its tournament opener. Late goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano sealed Japan's monumental win at the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Did Japan won Fifa World Cup?