An unexpected result ended the match in quartet E between the national teams of Japan and Spain in the third round of the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The Japanese won with a score of 2-1.

As journalist Alexis Blazquez reports, the Spaniards suffered their first-ever defeat at the hands of a team from the Asian Football Confederation.

Spain has previously played 15 games against Asian teams: 13 wins and 2 draws (against South Korea in 1994 and 2002).

Recall that Japan won their group, while Spain finished second. In the 1/8 finals of World Cup 2022, on December 5, the team of Hajime Moriyasu will play against Croatia, and the next day, Luis Enrique’s wards will meet Morocco.

Last updated on 02 Dec 2022 - 19:53

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