FIFA World Cup 2022 Results | Japan vs Spain (2 – 1)

apan’s FIFA World Cup (FWC) journey continued in stunning fashion as a comeback 2-1 victory over Spain saw them top Group E. Despite suffering their first defeat of the tournament, Luis Enrique's men qualified in second place due to a superior goal difference over Germany.

Tension was palpable in a fascinating Group E finale, though Spain didn’t initially appear in the mood for drama similar to that witnessed in Group C yesterday. Beginning this game with their youngest starting 11 since 2006, which was shepherded by Spanish veteran Sergio Busquets, the only remaining 2010 winner in the squad, La Roja maintained their famed ‘Tiki-Taka’ style throughout a dominant first half display.

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