Japan, from the stars to the stables: incredible knockout with Costa Rica

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The Japanese, fresh from their victory against Germany, are defeated by the Central Americans

Costa Rica’s surprise victory against Japan in the match valid for the second day of Group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Japanese team, fresh from its incredible success against Germany, was resoundingly beaten 1-0 by the Central Americans, who had instead been swept in the opener by Spain 7-0.

In a match with little technical content, it was Fuller who decided the match in the 80th minute: Japan, ineffective and disappointing throughout the match, lost a ball on the edge, the ball came to Fuller who with a soft left-footed shot surprised Gonda.

Japan thus threw away a great chance to mortgage the round of 16: in the standings it remains stuck on 3 points and is joined by Costa Rica, pending tonight’s challenge of Spain (3 points) against Germany (0).

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