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It had to be them.
This was a huge shock after Saudi Arabia's win over Argentina.
Germany's players quietly left the stadium at the end of the game, while the Japan squad celebrated in front of their fans.
Takuma Asano said it was a dream come true. We had a dream that we could do it.
After watching the Saudi game, we thought we could do it.
Maya Yoshida is the captain and former defender of the Saints. It is still hard to get through. We have to be very careful because it is amazing.
Many people from Asia support us today. Football is beautiful.
The Japan fans were in good voice.
Japan supporter Take told the radio station that his side would win. He was correct in his statement.
Samurai Blue supporters were bouncing at the Sport City stop outside the ground, and it continued inside with the pocket of fans near an 'Ultra Nippon' flag chanting, singing and banging their drums.
The Germany fans were outnumbered and outfought, their only real cheer coming when Ilkay Gundogan scored from the penalty spot.
Japan didn't have a shot on target in the opening period, but scored two goals in the second period to complete a stunning comeback.
One supporter said it felt like a home game. We showed our strength.
The Japan boss gave an animated post- match team talk with his players in a huddle on the pitch.
He said that they are reaching the global standard. We are showing our ability. Our players were very smart.
We kept going after we conceded a goal. You have to keep going, then you can leave. Our team did a great job. We need to be tough until the last moment.
We might be able to show that Japanese players have been building up their skills.
Chris said on the radio that the World Cup was weird. It was a weird game.
In the first half, Germany was in control. They suddenly showed they can play. The ball was lifted into the roof of the net by Asano.
This group is really interesting. Japan and the Germans have work to do. The group is open.
"For Germany, this is very, very upsetting," said Klinsmann. It's even more difficult since you are in a group with Spain. There is a chance that you won't leave the group. It wasn't necessary to get there.
Japan moved their level of aggression and bite and feist and caught Germany in the second half because they were too slow and sleepy.
Five of Japan's starting XI play in Germany, and two of them scored their goals off the bench.
If their country progresses to the last 16 and they are knocked out in the first round, there could be an awkward exchange.
This time, it was supposed to be different for Germany.
This was a chance for Hansi Flick and his men to redeem themselves after being dumped out of the group stage at the World Cup.
It is a historic moment and a victory for me. The development of Japanese football is taking place and players are going abroad.
The ability of our Japanese players is believed to have been contributed to by those leagues. We go for the victory no matter who we are playing.
Many German people have helped in Japanese football. It was Japan that won today. Japan wants to learn from other countries. Our future plan is that.
According to Opta, Germany have just a 37% chance of making it to the next round.
For the first time in 38 years, Germany lost a World Cup game after leading at the half.
With this defeat and zero points, we are under pressure. There is no doubt about that.
We can't blame anyone else. We need to make sure that we can come out of this with courage and determination.
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