It was the Group E, Round 1, opening match , which took place at Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar.
It was one football confrontation that was characterized by the Japanese Team Pace, as against the German National Football Team’s Possession football.
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FT: Germany 1-2 Japan ⏱️ pic.twitter.com/vnZhaQwEO4
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In the end, the Japanese National Football Team triumphed with their pattern of play.
German, and Manchester United Midfielder, IIkay Gundogan converted a Penalty kick in 33rd minute of the first half of the match to give the Germans early lead.
Japanese Goalkeeper, Shuichi Honda, muscled a German attacker to commit the foul that resulted to the Penalty awarded to the German National Side by Referee, Ivan Arcides Baton Cisneros.
The referee later disallowed Kai Havertz goal scored in the 3rd minute of first half extra time.
Ritsu Doan equalized for Japan in the 75 minute of the second half, while Takuma Asauo scored the second and winning goal for the Japanese National Side with an assist from Ko Itakura, in the 83rd minute of the second half.
74' Germany 1-0 Japan
83' Germany 1-2 Japan
🚨 JAPAN WITH THE COMEBACK 🚨 pic.twitter.com/RDJthRTMB8
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