World Cup 2022 top plays: Germany leads Japan at halftime

Tea 2022 FIFA World Cup continue Wednesday on FS1 with Germany facing Japanand we’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish!

Earlier, Morocco and Croatia battled to a 0-0 draw.

You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the US — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays from Wednesday’s group stage action.

Germany vs. Japan

Pregame scene

7′ – Brutal!

For a fleeting moment, it appeared Japan was going to take an early 1-0 lead, but a goal from forward Daizen Maeda was quickly ruled offside.

15′ – Close, but no cigar

Antonio Rudiger nearly had the first goal of the game, but the Germany defender’s header was a bit to the right.

31′ – Germany strikes first

Germany took full advantage of a Japan transgression, as midfielder Ilkay Gundogan punched in the penalty kick.

Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scores PK goal vs. Japan in 33′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan scoring a goal against Japan in the 31′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup after a foul in the box.

48′ – Late first-half score called off

After a VAR decision, forward Kai Havertz’ goal was ruled offside for Germany, who took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

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