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FIFA World Cup 2022: Fans shower memes, comparisons with anime as Japan thrashes Germany

There were comparisons being made with the superpower football anime ‘Inazuma Eleven’.

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New Delhi: Japan led football fans into another upset in a similar fashion to Saudi Arabia. The 4-time World Cup winner Germany was beaten 2-1 by the Japanese team. After Argentina’s defeat against Saudi Arabia, the football world was not ready for another thrilling upset and Japan delivered a surprise.

The Japanese fans are delighted after a great start to their World Cup campaign. They also cleaned the mess in the stadium while the football team cleaned their dressing room, so the victory was not just about celebration but the culture that comes with it. Meanwhile, there are memes and comparisons with anime characters that are being poured in the internet after the victory.

Reportedly, Japan’s kit was made with the reference to the football anime ‘Blue Lock’.

There were comparisons being made with the superpower football anime ‘Inazuma Eleven’.

Meanwhile, Goku, Saitama and other popular anime characters also made it to the memes on Twitter.

After being behind by 1-0, Japan went on to win the game in the second half.

The Japanese fans copied silent Germany’s protest before the game.

In the game, Ilkay Gundogan scored a penalty goal for Germany and with full control, the team ended the first half with a 1-0 lead. An offside led to Germany’s goal being ruled out, which in the hindsight was one of the deciding factors. In the second half, a team effort from the three substitutes and the goal by Ritsu Doan levelled the score. In the 83rd minute, a free-kick from Itakura was converted into a goal by Takuma Asano and Japan took the lead. Germany tried their level best to convert the corners in the extra time, but Japan defended well to take home the victory.

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