Japan shock Germany 2-1 in another monumental World Cup upset

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Japan created the second shock victory at the Qatar World Cup on Wednesday when they came from behind for a stunning 2-1 over four-time champions Germany, who must now fear a second straight early exit. Like Argentina in their upset 2-1 loss against Saudi Arabia the previous day, Germany led from a first-half penalty by Ilkay Gündogan. Several German chances then went begging and improving Japan roared back from Ritsu Doan in the 75th and Takuma Asano in the 83rd minute for their biggest World Cup win to date. Both scorers play in the German Bundesliga. Japan went top in Group E which also fea…

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