Japan vs Germany: Japan’s shock technique fools Germany

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Japan’s smartest technique to not begin with their European-based gamers towards Germany considerably contributed to the sensational 2-1 win over four-time champions Germany, says Jita Singh.

The award-winning Singapore coach was shocked that Takumi Minamino (Monaco), Takuma Asano (Bochum), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) and Ritsu Daon ( Freiburg) have been lacking from the beginning line-up.

“They solely got here within the second half when Japan was at 1-1. This could possibly be the coach’s sharp technique,” stated Jita, who watched the match along with his household on the Khalifa Stadium. “The sport modified and Japan matched the highly-fancied Germans. The truth is, Daon scored the equaliser and Asano clinched the winner.”


So as to add to the ironic storyline, each Doan and Asano play within the German Bundesliga (Germany’s skilled league).

Japan supervisor Hajime Moriyasu praised: “The gamers got here collectively as one group, we ready nicely and we caught in there, and that’s what led to the win.”

Now Germany’s World Cup future is as soon as once more on the road, with video games to return in Group ‘E’ towards Spain and Costa Rica. They usually could also be booted out!

“We made it too simple for Japan. I don’t know if a better objective has ever been scored at a World Cup,” Germany coach Hansi Flick advised Germany’s ARD TV community. “This should not occur to us.”


The blunt fact is Germany by no means took their overwhelming dominance after they dominated the primary half, says former Residence United coach Robert Albert, now teaching in Indonesia’s Persib Bandung. “They paid probably the most embarrassing worth,” he added.

The German group, fairly cheekily, even lined their mouths for the group picture earlier than the match in a strong protest towards Fifa’s determination to ban rainbow-themed armbands.

Flick’s aspect took the lead by way of a first-half penalty from Ilkay Gundogan and will have been out of sight after creating a bunch of possibilities.

However the gutsy Japan comeback was merely out of this world within the clearest sign that Asia is waking up (after Saudi Arabia’s startling 2-1 win over Argentina earlier within the week).

Suresh Nair is an award-winning sports activities journalist who can be a certified worldwide coach and worldwide referee teacher

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