Japan shock Germany 2-1, Spain thrash Costa Rica at World Cup

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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 win over four-time champions Germany, who must now fear a second straight early exit. The situation for Germany got even more complicated after Group E co-favourites Spain secured their biggest-ever World Cup triumph with a 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica in their opener. The Spaniards now top the group, with Japan also on three points. Germany are second-last after losing their opener as in 2018 – 1-0 against Mexico – when they went on to exit in the group stage as title holder…

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