26.1 C
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Germany leaves FIFA World Cup, Japan qualifies for playoffs


Share post:


Doha: The Japanese national football team defeated the Spanish team 2-1 in the third match of the group stage of FIFA World Cup in Qatar, making it to the Last 16, while the German team leaves the tournament.

Group E match, held at the Khalifa Stadium, ended 2-1 in favor of Japan, with Ritsu Doan (48th minute) and Ao Tanaka (51) scoring for Japan and Alvaro Morata (11) for Spain.

Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2, but did not qualify for the playoffs.

The Japanese team scored 6 points and won Group E. The Japanese advanced to the playoffs of the tournament. The German and the Spanish teams both scored 4 points, but the Spaniards managed to get into the Last 16 due to better goal difference. The four-time world champions were eliminated from the world championship for the second time in a row after the group stage. Team Costa Rica with 3 points finished last.

In the Last 16 stage of the World Cup, the Japanese team will play against the Croats on December 5, and the Spanish team will face the Moroccans the next day.

Related articles

Matter of using Maharashtra CM’s Forged signature is serious: Pawar

Mumbai: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday assured the Legislative Assembly that strict action will be taken...

Police attach ‘illegal property’ of drug peddler in J&K’s Baramulla

Srinagar: Police on Thursday attached the “illegal property” of a drug peddler in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police...

Centre-States food secretaries meet on procurement of wheat, paddy

New Delhi: The Government has held discussions with the State Food Secretaries and decided to procure up to...

Airtel strengthens its retail footprint in Mysuru, Mangaluru

Bengaluru: Bharti Airtel, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers on Thursday announced that it has launched four...