Japan roar back again to shock Spain and top group

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group E - Japan v Spain
[1/7] Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group E – Japan v Spain – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – December 1, 2022 Japan’s Maya Yoshida and Daizen Maeda celebrate with teammates after the match as Japan qualify for the knockout stages REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Summary
Japan fight back from goal down to win 2-1
Japan top group, Spain also reach last 16
Doan and Tanaka score quickfire goals soon after halftime
DOHA, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Japan staged their second stunning turnaround of the World Cup to beat 2010 champions Spain 2-1 on Thursday to surge into the last 16 along with their beaten opponents and dump Germany out in one of the greatest nights for the Samurai Blue.
Staring at the prospect of an early World Cup exit at half-time, Japan set up a round of 16 clash with Croatia – the beaten finalists in 2018 – while Spain had to rely on goal difference to edge out Germany. They now face Morocco.
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