World Cup 2022 highlights: Japan stuns Germany 2-1


The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday on FS1, as Japan defeated Germany 2-1. Earlier, Morocco and Croatia battled to a 0-0 draw.

You can watch every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays from Wednesday’s group stage action.

Germany vs. Japan

7′ – Brutal!

For a fleeting moment, it appeared Japan was going to take an early 1-0 lead, but a goal from forward Daizen Maeda was quickly ruled offside.

15′ – Close, but no cigar

Antonio Rudiger nearly had the first goal of the game, but the Germany defender’s header was a bit to the right. 

31′ – Germany strikes first

Germany took full advantage of a Japan transgression, as midfielder Ilkay Gundogan punched in the penalty kick.

Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scores PK goal vs. Japan in 33′

Watch Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scoring a goal against Japan in the 31′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup after a foul in the box.

48′- Late first-half score called off

After a VAR decision, forward Kai Havertz‘ goal was ruled offside for Germany, which took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

The Shuichi Gonda show

The Japan goalkeeper put together a series of remarkable saves to keep the score at 1-0.

74′ – TIE GAME

We got a good one on our hands. Midfielder Ritsu Doan got in front of a ricochet and hit home Japan’s first goal of the match, evening it up at one apiece.

Japan’s Ritsu Doan scores goal vs. Germany in 75′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Japan’s Ritsu Doan scoring a goal against Germany in the 75′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

82′ – NEW LEADER!

After a muted offensive performance, Japan has come to life late in the second half. Just minutes after scoring its first goal, forward Takuma Asano caught a pass down the right side of the field and knocked in Japan’s second goal, giving it a 2-1 lead.

Japan’s Takuma Asano scores goal vs. Germany in 83′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Japan’s Takuma Asano scoring a goal against Germany in the 83′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

Germany was unable to tally another goal, and we have another major upset, with Japan winning 2-1!

Stay tuned for updates!

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