Germany athletes participated in a quiet protest before the game in response to FIFA’s threat of fines over the “OneLove” armband controversy. Japan won 2-1 over Germany.
Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals to help Japan defeat Germany 2-1 in the World Cup on Wednesday.
The four-time winners appeared to be winning easily thanks to an Ilkay Gundogan penalty, but they paid a terrible price for their missed opportunities.
The shocking outcome was a rerun of their World Cup misery from last year. When they fell to Mexico in their opening match as defending champions and were eliminated from the tournament following another loss to South Korea.
Germany’s captain Manuel Neuer described the situation as “a great disappointment and disheartening.”
“We strengthened the opposition. The decisive factor was the last wish. While we assumed we could maintain the advantage, Japan thought they could win.”
Now let’s dance
Hansi Flick, the head coach “It leaves me utterly disappointed. We are disappointed since we had opportunities to win the game. We must consider the future. There is a potential for six points for us “.
Japanese manager Hajime Moriyasu stated, “I think it’s a historic victory, a historic occasion.
Maya Yoshida of Japan said: “This is the charm of football—it does happen occasionally! Now that the spotlight is on us, let’s dance.”
The debate over FIFA’s threat of punishment over the “OneLove” armband continued when the German players lined up for a pre-match team photo before their match against Japan with their hands over their lips.
Before the game began, all of the German players made the gesture in front of dozens of cameras on the field after FIFA, the governing body of soccer. Threatened to penalise seven European teams if they wore the armband signifying tolerance and diversity.
Nancy Faeser. The interior minister of Germany, wore the armband as she conversed with FIFA President Gianni Infantino while watching the match from the stands.
She had previously criticised FIFA, calling the threat of sanctions a mistake and unacceptable conduct.
During a visit to a German FA event in Doha before the game, Ms. Faeser said, “This is not okay, how federations are being put under pressure.