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Japan Fans Take to the Streets After Surprise World Cup Win Over Spain

Japanese soccer fans took to the streets of Tokyo on December 2, to celebrate the country’s surprise 2-1 victory over Spain at the World Cup.

The victory ensured Japan topped Group E, eliminating four-time winners Germany in the process.

The match wasn’t without controversy, however, with Japan’s winning goal the subject of much debate after the ball appeared to leave the field of play seconds before the second goal. VAR analysis concluded not all the ball had crossed the line, and the goal stood.

Footage posted on Twitter by DJ Otonashi-kun shows dozens of Japanese soccer fans gathering in central Tokyo to sing and celebrate after the match, which finished around 6 am local time. Credit: DJ Otonashi-kun via Storyful

Video Transcript

[JUBILATION]

(FANS SINGING AND CHEERING IN JAPANESE)