World Cup 2022 .. Japan beats Germany 2-1 in a big surprise in the World Cup

World Cup 2022 .. Japan beats Germany 2-1 in a big surprise in the World Cup

The Japan national team achieved a big victory over Germany, 2-1, in the match that was held between them at Khalifa Stadium in the first round of Group E in the 2022 World Cup, which includes Spain and Costa Rica.

Ilkay Gundjan scored the first goal for Germany, from a penalty kick, in the 30th minute of the first half.

In the second half, Ritsu Doan equalized the score for Japan in the 75th minute, then Takuma Asano added the second goal for Japan against Germany to advance the score 2-1 in the 83rd minute of the match.

Salvadoran referee Ivan Barton ruled out a goal by Japan striker Maeda in the 5th minute for offside, and a goal by Germany striker Kai Havertz in the fourth minute of stoppage time for the first half.

At 19 years and 270 days old, Jamal Musiala is the youngest German player to play in a World Cup match since Karl-Heinz Schnellinger in 1958 (19 years and 72 days). In all, only three Germans have participated in a World Cup younger than Musiala.

Manuel Neuer is the first German goalkeeper to participate in 4 World Cup tournaments, surpassing compatriot Sepp Meyer, who participated in only 3 teams.

The starting line-up for the Japan national team also includes 6 players who played in German clubs, and they are Maya Yoshida, Ko Atakura, Wataru Endo, O Tataka, Daichi Kamada, and Sakai.

Germany will participate in the 20th edition of the World Cup after qualifying for all tournaments except for the 1930 and 1950 tournaments, and winning the title four times, 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.

While the Japanese national team is participating in the 2022 World Cup for the seventh time in a row, where there was a tournament that was held on its land and in the midst of its fans.

Hansi Flick, the national coach, chose the German squad for the Japan match, as follows:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer.

Defenders: Rudiger, David Raum, Nico Schloterbeck, Niklas Sule.

Midfield: Gundjan, Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller.

Attack: Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala.

The composition of the Japanese national team is as follows:

Goalkeeper: Gonda.

Defense: Sakai, Yoshida, Itakura, Naveltomo.

Midfielders: Endo, Tanaka, Minamino, Kamada, Kubo.

Attack: Maeda.

The German national team excels in terms of marketing value by 885 million euros, compared to 154 in favor of Japan, and a difference of more than 700 million euros between the two teams.

Bayern Munich player Jamal Musiala tops the list of the most expensive players in the Germany match against Japan at 100 million euros, while Eintracht Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada is at 30 million euros.

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