Japan upset and Germany out: Japan beat Spain 2-1

Japan upset and Germany out: Japan beat Spain 2-1; Spain reached knockout leaving behind Germany

Japan upset and Germany out: Japan beat Spain 2-1

In the FIFA World Cup on Thursday, Japan defeated Spain 2-1 in a big upset in the match played in Group E. With this, Japan confirmed their place in the knockouts of the tournament after 20 years. They will face Croatia in the pre-quarterfinals.
At the same time, four-time world champion Germany had to bear the brunt of this reverse of Japan. The German team, which was considered the contender for the title, had to be eliminated from the group stage itself. For the first time in the 92-year history of the FIFA World Cup, Germany was knocked out in the first round of back-to-back tournaments. Earlier in the World Cup played in 2018, Germany was also eliminated from the first round.
Spain fell behind even after taking an early lead. Early on for Spain, Alvaro Morata scored with a header to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Japan. Then after halftime, Japan came back and scored 2 consecutive goals to beat Spain 2-1. For Japan, Ritsu Don scored in the 48th minute to equalize the score at 1-1, and just three minutes later, Ao Tanaka scored to put the team ahead 2-1.
Spain reached the Not Out Round of the World Cup despite suffering an upset from Japan. On the other hand, Germany had to be eliminated from the tournament in the group stage even after defeating Costa Rica 4–2. Germany needed to beat Costa Rica by a higher goal difference to qualify for the knockouts. The team won, but the team fell behind Spain on a goal difference and finished third.
Germany and Spain had four points each. But Spain scored nine goals, while there were 3 against them. Germany scored 6 goals and 5 against them. In such a situation, Spain's goal difference was better. Gabry (10th minute), Kai Havertz (73rd and 85th), and Fulkrug (89th) scored for Germany. At the same time, Tejeda (58th) and Juan (70th) scored for Costa Rica.

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