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[SOCIAL WIRE] Japan Triumphs Over Spain in the FIFA World Cup, Moves to the Round of 16

Here's a look at what professional soccer players are saying about the Samurai Blue's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Spain in the FIFA World Cup.

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The Samurai Blue pulled off another come-from-behind victory in their last group game against Spain in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The Japan national soccer team was in a do-or-die situation. A win would put it through to the knockout rounds, and a loss would end its FIFA World Cup campaign. Securing the win removed any possibility of it still being eliminated, subject to the result of the other Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany.

Super sub Ritsu Doan scored the equalizer in the early minutes of the second half. Reminiscent of his fine play against Germany a week earlier, this turned the momentum in favor of Japan. Moments later, Ao Tanaka found the back of the net again to take the lead and eventually win the game.

Japan's 2-1 win against Spain placed it on top of Group E and punched its ticket to the next round.

In the space of a week, the Samurai Blue have defeated two previous FIFA World Cup Champions in Germany (2014) and Spain (2010). Moreover, Japan is the first country from Asia to do so.

On Twitter, we look at how professional soccer players reacted to the epic come-from-behind victory.

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