Japan beat Germany 2-1 in World Cup shock

Photo: Japan's forward #18 Takuma Asano (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. /AFP

Japan defeated Germany 2-1 in a World Cup shock on Wednesday as Takuma Asano's 83rd minute winner stunned the four-time champions.

Ilkay Gundogan had given Germany a first-half lead from the penalty spot before Ritsu Doan equalised in the 75th minute, giving Japan the chance to set up a famous winning goal.