Japan scored twice early in the early minutes of the second half to come up from behind and defeated Spain and then advance to the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Subscribe To Our Official YouTube

What happened in Japan vs Spain?

Alvaro Morata scored the first goal for the Spanish in the 11th minute at the Al Khalifa International Stadium, but the Asian side which already defeated Germany by 2-1 chose to fight with all spirit after halftime. The Spanish striker jumped high to head a cross in the back of the net, scoring his 3rd goal in the FIFA World Cup.

Germany vs Japan summary: score, goals and highlights 1-2 | Qatar World Cup  - AS USA

Ritsu Doan equalized in the 48th minute with a left-footed shot from outside the box just minutes after coming on as a substitute at halftime and Ao Tanaka scored the 2nd goal from close range after 3 minutes. It took about 2 minutes for the officials to confirm the ball had not gone out of bounds before the goal.

Germany helped Spain to go through with their 4-2 win over Costa Rica but Surprisingly Japanese side topped the group and Spain got into 2nd position.

It was a dramatic end to the group with a qualification within sight for all four teams in the final stretch of both games. In the second half, Costa Rica took the lead against mighty Germany – a result that would have eliminated Spain from the group stage only, who were losing to Japan. But Germany quickly equalized and retake the lead.

Costa Rica vs Germany, FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Germany beat Costa  Rica 4-2 but fail to make it to the knockouts | Sports News,The Indian  Express

With the clock ticking down, the Asian side was safely winning their game until Germany made it 4-2 against Costa Rica. A late Spanish goal could have sent the Japanese from first to third place in the group but the Samurai Blue managed to hold on to the Spanish attacks up to the limit.

Kai Havertz proves Spain's unlikely hero as Japan defeat doesn't end up  being costly - Mirror Online

By the end of the game, Spain had 82 percent possession, completing 1,058 passes compared to Japan’s 228, and still due to more clinicalness Japanese side won their game, and Japan’s coach Hajime Moriyasu’s substitutions in the second half, including bringing on Doan, proved decisive, yet again.

Senegal battled Ecuador out to secure to secure their place in the round of 16

By Abhishek Pandey

Non-Aspiring future engineer having many aspirations in life. A lover of cricket and football, an admirer of the GOATs in both games. Solving the jigsaw puzzles of life in my own way to find the treasure of peace. There is only one quote that keeps me going- 'There is no way for being happy, being happy is the only way.'