The win saw Japan advance to the knockout rounds, the first time Japan has won its group since 2002.
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8′: What would have been
There was Japan This close Gotta get on the board first, though It is JunyaThe initial attempt misses to the right.
A few minutes later, Alvaro MorataSpain took an early 1-0 lead with a header.
Both teams continued to battle as the first half drew to a close, but Spain continued to control the game.
Ritsu Tone Things got even stronger for Japan a few minutes into the second half.
51′: Japan take over
A few minutes later, Ao Tanaka It gave Japan a 2-1 lead, which was upheld following a VAR review.
89′: The final push
Spain had a big chance to tie the game in the last few minutes, but its efforts fell short.
With this, Japan won by a score of 2-1.
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