The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday on FS1, as Japan defeated Germany 2-1. Earlier, Morocco spirit Croatia battled to a 0-0 draw.
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Here are the top plays from Wednesday’s group stage action.
Germany vs. Japan
7′ – Brutal!
For a fleeting moment, it appeared Japan was going to take an early 1-0 lead, but a goal from forward Daizen Maeda was quickly ruled offside.
15′ – Close, but no cigar
Antonio Rudiger almost had the first goal of the game, but the Germany defender’s header was a bit to the right.
31′ – Germany strikes first
Germany took full advantage of a Japan transgression, as midfielder Ilkay Gundogan punched in the penalty kick.
Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scores PK goal vs. Japan in 33′
Watch Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scoring a goal against Japan in the 31st minute in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup after a foul in the box.
48′- Late first-half score called off
After a VAR decision, forward Kai Havertz’ goal was ruled offside for Germany, which took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Shuichi Gonda show
The Japan goalkeeper put together a series of remarkable saves to keep the score at 1-0.
74′ – TIE GAME
We got a good one on our hands. Midfielder Ritsu Doan got in front of a ricochet and hit home Japan’s first goal of the match, evening it up at one apiece.
Japan’s Ritsu Doan scores goal vs. Germany in 75′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup
Watch Japan’s Ritsu Doan scoring a goal against Germany in the 75′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
82′ – NEW LEADER!
After a muted offensive performance, Japan has come to life late in the second half. Just minutes after scoring his first goal, forward Takuma Asano caught a pass down the right side of the field and knocked in Japan’s second goal, giving it a 2-1 lead.
Japan’s Takuma Asano scores goal vs. Germany in 83′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup
Watch Japan’s Takuma Asano scoring a goal against Germany in the 83′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
Germany was unable to tally another goal, and we have another major upset, with Japan winning 2-1!
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