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In pictures: Japan's stunning 2-1 victory over Germany in the Qatar World Cup

In pictures: Japan's stunning 2-1 victory over Germany in the Qatar World Cup
Japan players celebrate at the end after their victory over Germany. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

SINGAPORE: Japan notched a stunning victory in the World Cup in Qatar as they came from behind to beat four-time world champions Germany 2-1 on Wednesday (Nov 23).

It was Japan's first win over Germany.

A first-half penalty from Ilkay Gundogan put the Germans ahead, before Japan substitute Ritsu Doan scored and striker Takuma Asano's late strike gave the Samurai Blue the victory.

Here are some moments from the pulsating encounter.

Players from Germany pose for the team photo, covering their mouths, after FIFA had threatened seven European teams with sanctions if they wore the OneLove armband. (Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Japan players pose prior to the start of the World Cup group E match. (Photo: AP/Luca Bruno)
Japan's Daizen Maeda initially celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan's Daizen Maeda reacts after his goal was disallowed. (Photo: AP/Ricardo Mazalan)
Germany's David Raum is fouled by Japan's goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda for a penalty. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan taking the resulting penalty. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan scores the opening goal from the penalty spot. (Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Germany's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates with team-mates Thomas Mueller and Serge Gnabry after scoring. (Photo: AP/Ricardo Mazalan)
Germany's Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring a goal, which was later disallowed after a VAR review. (Photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)
Japan's goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda makes a save from Germany's Serge Gnabry's shot. (Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Japan's head coach Hajime Moriyasu yelling at his team. (Photo: AP/Petr Josek)
Japan's Ritsu Doan scores the equaliser against Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)
Japan's players celebrate Ritsu Doan's equaliser. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)
Japan's Takuma Asano scores his side's second goal of the match. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Japan's Takuma Asano puts the ball past Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. (Photo: AP/Petr Josek)
Japan players celebrate Takuma Asano's goal. (Photo: AP/Petr Josek)
Germany's Serge Gnabry with an attempted shot which fails to find the goal. (Photo: AFP/Adrian Dennis)
Japan's football team celebrating their win over Germany. (Photo: AP/Ricardo Mazalan)
Japanese fans celebrating after their team's victory. (Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Japanese fans celebrating their team's victory. (Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Japan supporters cleaning the stands after the match.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Source: CNA/fh(gr)


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