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In another soccer World Cup shock, Japan beats Germany 2-1

Japan's midfielder #14 Junya Ito is challenged by Germany's defender #03 David Raum during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Philip FONG/AFP)
Japan's midfielder #14 Junya Ito is challenged by Germany's defender #03 David Raum during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Philip FONG/AFP)

Japan defeats Germany 2-1 in a World Cup shock as Takuma Asano’s 83rd-minute winner stuns the four-time champions.

Ilkay Gundogan gave Germany a first-half lead from the penalty spot before Ritsu Doan equalized in the 75th minute, giving Japan the chance to set up the winning goal.

The result comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s stunning upset win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

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