Japan gave the surprise this Wednesday in the Qatar World Cup 2022, coming from behind against Germany to win 2-1. Many fans remembered that super champions predicted this, but in a youth championship.
Soccer fans have Supercampeones as one of the best series of all time. Known in Japan as Captain Tsubasa (in Spain it is Oliver and Benji), tells the story of Oliver Atom (Tsubasa Ozora) and his adventures in soccer.
It was born as a manga in 1981, the work of Yoichi Takahashi, and became an anime in 1983, by the hand of Isamu Imakake. Since then, several OVAs, animes, mangas and movies have been published, making the legion of followers grow more and more.
This Wednesday, on date 1 of group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, nostalgia seized many when they saw Japan’s victory over Germany with goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano, as well as a tremendous performance from goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda.
Ilkay Gundogan had overtaken the Germans.
This is how Japan beat Germany in Super Champions
In chapters 29, 30 and 31 of the most recent installment of Super Champions, on the way to the 2002 World Cup, the final of Japan against Germany took place. The difference is that it happened in the youth world championship, and that the Japanese beat the Germans 3-2.
Goalkeeper Benji Price, like Gonda in real life, stood out under the three sticks for the Samurai.
While Oliver Atom was in charge of putting the game on the field, fueled by rivalry with Karl-Heinz Schneider, Fictional striker based on the legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
In the junior championship final, Schneider put the Germans ahead with his Fire Shot. He matched Tom Misaki with a header, coming from behind Steve Hyuga with his Tiger Shot.
Schneider made it 2-2, but the final goal was not enough, a wonderful Chilean from Oliver Atom at the end of the match.
In this case, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar, reality was stranger than fiction.