FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan stages another upset, beats Germany 2-1

@ptrikha_2 (40193)
India
November 23, 2022 8:35pm CST
Just some time after the Saudi Arabia upsetting Argentina 2-1, we have another surprise (or shock?): Japan defeating the many times Cup winner Germany by 2-1. The identical 2-1 score could be another coincidence or well, whatever! This is the second straight tournament that Germany has lost its opening game in the World Cup and just the 3rd time ever. These wins could mean many things. First, the laggards seem to be catching up. Secondly, many Asian N African nations have players playing in many European leagues now. Third : Government and Business interest in Football and more funding . Fourth: So far the bigger football giants might be complacent in the tournament earlier on. Anyways, there is a lot to analyse!! Yet all such results make the World Cup more exciting. News Source :
The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Wednesday, with Japan upsetting Germany on FS1. Follow along with the top plays here!
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@yanzalong (18870)
• Indonesia
24 Nov
I didn't follow this much since I have no TV at home and internet connection is poor.
@pitstop (11162)
• India
24 Nov
I didn't see the second half as I had some personal work. I was shocked when my son told me Japan had won!!
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
24 Nov
@yanzalong I hope that your Internet connection gets better.
@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
24 Nov
@pitstop Yes it was something totally unexpected !
@LadyDuck (415923)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
I do not follow World Cup, but I am glad for Japan.
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
24 Nov
@LadyDuck A big morale booster for Japan. Something that makes the field wider!
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
25 Nov
@LadyDuck Yes it should be more favorable for Japan!
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
10h
@LadyDuck Yes Brazil win its first match quite convincingly. Today France win 2-1 vs Denmark.
@JudyEv (293287)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
I can imagine the World Cup suddenly became a lot more interesting.
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
24 Nov
@JudyEv Yes it is throwing open many more possibilities!
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@Beestring (8505)
• Hong Kong
24 Nov
Yes, it was an unexpected result that Japan won. The Japanese team has improved a lot over the past years.
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
24 Nov
@Beestring The Japanese league is very famous and yes, they are among the top in Asia and improving.
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@ptrikha_2 (40193)
• India
25 Nov
@Beestring Yes, that is awesome too !!
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