World Cup 2022: Germany upset by a Japan team that its own Bundesliga helped create

Nov 23, 2022

The second-biggest upset of the 2022 World Cup so far was a product of soccer’s globalization.

Germany, a longtime superpower, bossed long stretches of its Wednesday opener here at the Khalifa International Stadium.

But in an exhilarating second half, the Germans were stunned and beaten by a brilliant Japan team that their own Bundesliga helped create.

Ritsu Doan, current employee of German club SC Freiburg, came off the bench to net a deserved equalizer in the 75th minute.

Source: Yahoo Sports