Germany fans devastated after Japan's shock win

STORY: Four-times champions Germany had looked to be cruising to a routine victory via Ilkay Guendogan's first-half penalty but Japan got two goals back in the last 15 minutes of normal time to seal the Group E win.

"It seems that the World Cup in Qatar, it seems that the World Cup will stay in Asia," said Kameel Doa, a Lebanese soccer fan who supports Germany.

The shock result was a repeat of Germany's 2018 World Cup nightmare when, as defending champions, they lost their opener to Mexico and, after another defeat by South Korea, were condemned to an unheard of group-stage exit.