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4 of Takuma Asano’s eight targets for Japan have been as an alternative

A shocking late comeback from Japan noticed four-time winners Germany fall to a shock defeat of their opening World Cup sport in Qatar.

Germany dominated a frenetic match for giant spells however did not capitalise on their strain – earlier than Japan induced the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium to erupt into a mixture of blended celebration and shock.

Substitute Takuma Asano squeezed in a thumping strike from a decent angle to make it 2-1 to Japan and ran over to the photographers within the nook of the stadium in sheer delight.

There was a collective pause within the enviornment because the ball rolled down from the roof of the web earlier than supporters realised it had gone in.

Manchester Metropolis’s Ilkay Gundogan had given Germany the lead from the penalty spot within the first half, earlier than Japan substitute Ritsu Doan equalised within the seventy fifth minute.

The equaliser got here after a string of beautiful saves at every finish – Japan’s Shuichi Gonda pulling off a double cease to disclaim Serge Gnabry and Jonas Hofmann, earlier than Germany’s Manuel Neuer acquired his fingertips to Junya Ito’s effort.

Germany, who completed backside of their group in Russia in 2018, had missed a number of probabilities to increase their lead when the rating was 1-0.

They face stiff opposition in Group E with 2010 winners Spain to return on Sunday, then a remaining group sport towards Costa Rica.

Earlier than kick-off, Germany’s gamers put their arms over their mouths throughout a workforce picture and within the stands a German authorities minister, Nancy Faeser, wore the OneLove armband.

It comes after information the German soccer federation is investigating whether or not it’s authorized for Fifa to threaten gamers with sanction for sporting the OneLove armband in Qatar.

The Germany workforce later tweetedexternal-link that human rights are “non-negotiable” and “we stand by our place”.

Extra to observe.

assistThe way to play

Price gamers out of 10 all through or after the sport. The rater will shut half-hour after the ultimate whistle.

Ranking vary key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfection


  1. Squad quantity1Participant identifyNeuer

  2. Squad quantity15Participant identifySüle

  3. Squad quantity2Participant identifyRüdiger

  4. Squad quantity23Participant identifySchlotterbeck

  5. Squad quantity3Participant identifyRaum

  6. Squad quantity6Participant identifyKimmich

  7. Squad quantity21Participant identifyGündogan

  8. Squad quantity10Participant identifyGnabry

  9. Squad quantity13Participant identifyMüller

  10. Squad quantity14Participant identifyMusiala

  11. Squad quantity7Participant identifyHavertz

  1. Squad quantity8Participant identifyGoretzka

  2. Squad quantity9Participant identifyFüllkrug

  3. Squad quantity11Participant identifyGötze

  4. Squad quantity18Participant identifyHofmann

  5. Squad quantity26Participant identifyMoukoko


  1. Squad quantity12Participant identifyGonda

  2. Squad quantity19Participant identifyH Sakai

  3. Squad quantity4Participant identifyItakura

  4. Squad quantity22Participant identifyYoshida

  5. Squad quantity5Participant identifyNagatomo

  6. Squad quantity6Participant identifyEndo

  7. Squad quantity17Participant identifyTanaka

  8. Squad quantity14Participant identifyIto

  9. Squad quantity15Participant identifyKamada

  10. Squad quantity11Participant identifyKubo

  11. Squad quantity25Participant identifyMaeda

  1. Squad quantity8Participant identifyDoan

  2. Squad quantity9Participant identifyMitoma

  3. Squad quantity10Participant identifyMinamino

  4. Squad quantity16Participant identifyTomiyasu

  5. Squad quantity18Participant identifyAsano



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 15Süle
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 23Schlotterbeck
  • 3Raum
  • 6Kimmich
  • 21GündoganSubstituted forGoretzkaat 67′minutes
  • 10GnabrySubstituted forMoukokoat 90′minutes
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forHofmannat 67′minutes
  • 14MusialaSubstituted forGötzeat 79′minutes
  • 7HavertzSubstituted forFüllkrugat 79′minutes


  • 4Ginter
  • 5Kehrer
  • 8Goretzka
  • 9Füllkrug
  • 11Götze
  • 12Trapp
  • 16Klostermann
  • 17Brandt
  • 18Hofmann
  • 19Sané
  • 20Günter
  • 22ter Stegen
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 25Bella-Kotchap
  • 26Moukoko


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Gonda
  • 19H SakaiSubstituted forMinaminoat 74′minutes
  • 4Itakura
  • 22Yoshida
  • 5NagatomoSubstituted forMitomaat 57′minutes
  • 6Endo
  • 17TanakaSubstituted forDoanat 71′minutes
  • 14Ito
  • 15Kamada
  • 11KuboSubstituted forTomiyasuat 45′minutes
  • 25MaedaSubstituted forAsanoat 57′minutes


  • 1Kawashima
  • 2Yamane
  • 3Taniguchi
  • 7Shibasaki
  • 8Doan
  • 9Mitoma
  • 10Minamino
  • 13Morita
  • 16Tomiyasu
  • 18Asano
  • 20Machino
  • 21Ueda
  • 23Schmidt
  • 24Soma
  • 26Ito

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