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Today at the World Cup: Germany stage protest before shock loss to Japan

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Japan added their name to the list of stunning World Cup upsets as they beat four-time winners Germany 2-1, a day after Saudi Arabia’s shock defeat of Argentina.Spain served warning of their credentials by thrashing Costa Rica 7-0, 2018 finalists Croatia were held 0-0 by Morocco and Belgium also made a stuttering start as they edged past Canada 1-0.There was good news for England though, as skipper Harry Kane appears set to be fit for Friday’s Group B game with USA after training with the rest of the squad.Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the major talking points on the tournament’s fourth day.Japan boss Hajime Moriyasu described his side’s 2-1 win against Germany in their Group E opener as the greatest result in the nation’s football history.Germany were leading deep in the second half through Ilkay Gundogan’s 33rd-minute penalty, but late strikes from Japan substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano, who play in Germany for Freiburg and Bochum respectively, produced a huge upset.Asked afterwards if he thought it was the greatest result in Japanese football history, Moriyasu told a press conference: “Yes, I believe it is a historic moment, a historic victory, to say the least.”Spain recorded their biggest-ever World Cup win as they thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening Group E game.The contest was over within 31 minutes as Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and Ferran Torres’ penalty put Spain 3-0 up, before Torres grabbed his second and Gavi and substitutes Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morato completed the rout.Spain eclipsed their previous biggest World Cup win to raise expectations the 2010 champions can challenge for the main prize again.Belgium’s star-studded line-up, tipped to go deep in the tournament, struggled in

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