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Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener

Another World Cup day, another World Cup shock.
Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals Wednesday to help Japan come from behind and upset Germany 2-1.
Both Doan and Asano play for German clubs.
"I believe it's a historic moment, a historic victory. If I think about the development of Japanese soccer, thinking of players, for them this was a big surprise," said Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu, who had five Germany-based players in his starting lineup and three, including the scorers, on the bench.
"They're fighting in a very strong, tough, prestigious league. They've been building up their strength. In that context we believe that those divisions (Bundesliga and second division) have been contributing to the development of Japanese players," Moriyasu said. "I'm very grateful for that."
Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener
Japanese fans celebrate after their team won the World Cup group E soccer match against Germany at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Ebrahim Noroozi
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