By Raza Ruman
After Saudi Arabia, Japan is on the same course. Both Asian small teams — Saudi Arabia and Japan — set FIFA World Cup alight.
After Argentina, Germany looks vulnerable as it’s pool is quite tough with Spain beating comfortably Costa Rica.
Upon receiving the ball wide out on the right from a free-kick in his own box, Japan’s Takuma Asano took Nico Schlotterbeck out of the equation with a first touch for the ages. With the goal in his sights, Asano kept running but the angle for a shot kept getting tighter. Asano needed a ripper of a shot to beat Manuel Neuer.
Asano, on as a substitute just before the hour mark, did exactly that. The connection was pure, the ball crashed into the roof of the net and brought down the roof at the Khalifa Stadium.
On Tuesday Saudi Arabia came from a goal behind in the second half to win.
Saudi King MBS has already announced showering pricy prices to the team and it’s Brazilian coach.
The World Cup is wide open for such rising teams.
Another day, another upset 😲 pic.twitter.com/cCzRB7fbW9— LiveScore (@livescore) November 23, 2022
Japan beats Germany 2-1. Another upset, but fully deserved win for Japan. This is World Cup football at its best. Expecting more upsets in group stage games.— BarcaMessi (@BarcaMessi__) November 23, 2022
Who knows any “weak team” wins World Cup this time. PAK DESTINY