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PHOTOS: Japan humbles Germany in another World Cup upset as Spain rains goals

Yahoo News logo Yahoo News 24/11/2022 Staff Writer

Japan followed Saudi Arabia's lead by delivering another shocking upset in the World Cup beating four-time winner Germany 2-1. Spain routed a hapless Costa Rica blowing past 7-0 to start their campaign while Belgium got into the win column defeating Canada 1-0.

Yahoo News Singapore compiles some of the action from these matches in photos.

Morocco 0 - 0 Croatia

Morocco frustrated Luca Modric holding the 2018 finalist to a goalless draw in their Group F tie that showed another strong performance by an Arab nation.

Croatia's Luka Modric, left, and Morocco's Sofyan Amrabat vie for the ball during the World Cup group F football match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Croatia's Luka Modric, left, and Morocco's Sofyan Amrabat vie for the ball during the World Cup group F football match between Morocco and Croatia at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Germany 1 - 2 Japan

Japan came from behind to beat Germany in Group E with two late goals from substitutes playing for German clubs.

Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano sealed the victory for Japan after Ilkay Gündogan put the Germans in the lead.

Before the match, the German players covered their mouths in protest of FIFA's "OneLove" armband ban, a move that echoes their interior minister's defiant stance when she was seen wearing the anti-discrimination armband sitting besides the world football body's president.

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup group E football match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup group E football match between Germany and Japan, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Spain 7 - 0 Costa Rica

2010 World Cup winners Spain put seven goals past Costa Rica in their Group E match. Ferran Torres had a brace while Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata scored a goal each for the Spaniards.

The emphatic victory ensured Los Toros avoid any slip up that has befallen two of the tournament's top contenders so far.

Spain's Dani Olmo, right, scores the opening goal of his team during the World Cup group E football match between Spain and Costa Rica, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Spain's Dani Olmo, right, scores the opening goal of his team during the World Cup group E football match between Spain and Costa Rica, at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Belgium 1 - 0 Canada

Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal for a Belgium side that failed to live up with the hype in their Group F contest against Canada. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saved the Belgians from any embarrassment by saving an early penalty against the Canadians who marked their team's return to the tournament after 36 years.

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois makes a save on a penalty kick from Canada forward Alphonso Davies during the World Cup group F football match between Belgium and Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Yahoo News Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois makes a save on a penalty kick from Canada forward Alphonso Davies during the World Cup group F football match between Belgium and Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup group F football match between Belgium and Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) © Provided by Yahoo News Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup group F football match between Belgium and Canada, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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