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After the first half, the Germans were leading 1-0, but conceded two goals in nine minutes in the second half

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Footballers of the German national team lost to the Japanese team with a score of 1:2 in the first round match of the group stage at the World Cup in Qatar.

Ilkay Gundogan scored a goal for the Germans (33rd minute, from the penalty spot). As part of the Japanese distinguished Ritsu Doan (75th minute) and Takuma Asano (83rd minute).

Spanish records and German failure. What happens at the World Cup in Qatar

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“RBC Sport” conducted an online broadcast of this meeting.

Bayern midfielder Jamal Musiala, at 19 years and 270 days old, became the youngest starter for Germany at the World Cup since 1958, when Karl-Heinz Schnellinger entered the field (19 years and 72 days).

At the last world championship in Russia in 2018, the German national team, a four-time world champion, could not leave the group with the Swedes, Mexicans and South Koreans. The Japanese lost to the Belgians in the 1/8 finals.

For the first time in its history, the German national team lost their first two World Cup matches in a row. In 2018, the Germans lost to the Mexicans (0:1).

Spain and Costa Rica will play the other match in Group E later on Wednesday (beginning at 19:00 Moscow time).

In the second round on November 27, Japan-Costa Rica and Spain-Germany matches will be held.

The bookmaker’s office “Fonbet” accepts bets on the victory of the Spaniards in the upcoming match with a coefficient of 1.20, the victory of Costa Rica – 18.00, on a draw – 7.50.

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