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Japan Stun Spain 2-1 to Qualify for World Cup Last 16

Thu 01 Dec 2022 | 11:07 PM

On Thursday, Japan qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup as Group E winners after securing a surprising 2-1 win over Spain.

Alvaro Morata's header gave La Roja the lead in the first half, but two quickfire goals from Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka after the break were enough for Hajime Moriyasu's side to seal Japan's place in the knockout stages.

Spain finished as group runners-up on four points by virtue of their superior goal difference over Germany, who came from behind to beat Costa Rica 4-2 but had to settle for third.