Japan Beats Spain 2-1 as Both Teams Advance at World Cup

Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind to defeat Spain 2-1 in a result that put both teams into the last 16 of the World Cup

Julio Cortez
Japan players celebrate at the end of the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Japan won 2-1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)JULIO CORTEZ
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Same stadium. Same result. Similar shocking victory for Japan at the World Cup.
After beating Germany in the team’s opener, Japan worked its way into the round of 16 of the World Cup on Thursday by defeating Spain 2-1 — the same score as last week.

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