Japan’s winning goal against Spain came very close to being disallowed.

    Germany’s sky at the World Cup in Qatar ended the same way it did four years ago in Russia: with a farcical elimination right from the first group.

    Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2 in their final group game, but it wasn’t enough as Japan defeated Spain 2-1 at the same time. Japan and Spain advanced to the playoffs.

    A draw for Japan would have meant a place in the next round for Germany. So the way the Asian team scored their winning goal is being chanted in the big football country.

    The hit in the 51st minute had to be checked in the VAR room, as the ball was extremely close to going over the end line, before Kaoru Mitoma stretched out his legs in its path.

    According to the rules of football, a piece of equipment must be completely over the line before it is considered to be out of play. The pictures show that the situation was really messy. Instead of a game of centimeters, a game of millimeters was played in the VAR booth.

    In the end, the ball was deemed to have stayed in the field. Ao Tanaka the hit in front of the goal propelled Japan not only to victory but also to first place in the group.

    Falling to Germany is quite a miracle in light of the statistics. ESPN’s according to the team, the team has so far created the highest number of expected goals (10.0) of the countries participating in the Games.

    Japan, on the other hand, shut down Spain after having only 17.7 percent of possession, which is The lowest in the history of the World Cup a reading that was enough to win.

    Japan will face Croatia and Spain will face Morocco in the quarterfinals.

    Kaoru Mitoma was just in time for the ball. PDO

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