- Ousmane Dembele was all of us when he learned Japan had pulled a upset over Germany
- Japan came from 1-0 down to beat the four-time champions, who began the game strongly
- The Asian's side tenacity and patience paid off as the Germans paid for sloppy defence
France winger Ousmane Dembele was genuinely stunned when he learned Japan had secured an incredible win over four-time World Cup winners Germany.
The Germans were up 1-0 against Japan, but the Asians mounted a stunning comeback to shock Hansi Flick's side, who were expected to win the game after a blistering start.
Two quick goals from Ritsu Doan and former Arsenal man Takuma Asano handed Japan a memorable victory, after Ilkay Gundogan's penalty opened the scoring for the 2014 champions.
Japan's spectacular win came a day after Saudi Arabia produced a historic win over pre-tournament favourites Argentina.
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Meanwhile, France conceded early against Australia, but scored four to register an easy win as they look to defend the title they won in 2018.
Dembele's priceless reaction
During his press conference, he was told the Japanese had defeated Germany - and the Barcelona winger's reaction was everything. The conversation between him and a reporter was interesting.
A reporter told Dembele, according to the Daily Mail:
"It's always a difficult start to the competition; there are a lot of surprises. Germany just lost to Japan."
A surprised Dembele replied:
"What? Really?" to which the reporter responded 'yes'.
Dembele then exhaled in what was certainly an expression of surprise.
France needs only a win versus Denmark on Saturday to progress to the next round, while Germany will have to beat Spain, who thrashed Costa Rica 7-0, according to Eurosport.
Social media lauds Japan victory
Sports Brief earlier reported on social media's incredible reaction to Japan's win over European giants Germany.
Second-half goals from Doan and Asano handed Die Mannschaft a rude awakening in their opening group fixture.
Germany's shock loss is a repeat of what transpired in Russia in 2018, when they lost their opener to Mexico and exited the group stage as defending champions.