How would you explain to an ordinary person Japan’s historic World Cup victory over Germany?


Japan’s 2-1 defeat of Germany was unbelievable, and we explain how to take advantage of that Dragon Ballwomen’s wrestling and… financial resources?

When it was announced Japan’s first match at the FIFA World Cup would be against Germany, everyone assumed that Japan’s first match would end in defeat. Even when Taiyo, the Japanese aquarium otter, predicted it Japan will win most reactions were a mix of disbelief and amusement.

▼ Taiyo, guessing Japan will win

So when In the last minute, Japan scored two goalssnatching victory from Germany right under their noses, it was the commotion of the century. After all, Germany has won the World Cup four times while Japan hasn’t even made it into the top eight yet.

Needless to say, Japan’s victory is Quite a big dealand our reporter PK Sanjun he was aware of it. But despite being a member of the football club when he was back in school, currently not interested in football at all.

As a baseball fan, PK doesn’t delve too much into the world of football, so while he was certainly pleased with Japan’s win, he could not fathom how monumental this result was. He hadn’t even watched the winning game and was still hesitant to watch the next one.

But the general post-match atmosphere at the SoraNews24 office (and Japan in general) was full of excitement and celebration, and PK felt something was missing. So he decided to ask his associates to explain how exciting Japan’s victory over Germany was in a way that he, an ordinary man, could understand.

The first guy PK asked about was Takashi Haradawho is a big fan of soccer and sports in general.

▼ Our sports expert, Takashi Harada, who loves sports as much as he apparently loves to destroy his wallpaper

Takashi“Well, if I had to use a baseball example, it’s a bit like when Masahiro Tanaka finished his season in 2013 with a perfect 24-0 record. It was a big deal, wasn’t it? It’s not impossible, but certainly unlikely. I’d say Japan’s victory over Germany rivals Tanaka’s 24-0 record for impact.

PC was shocked. At the time, Tanaka was considered almost divine, and his record shocked the baseball world. Was the Japanese soccer team really on the same level as Tanaka?

PK still needed more, so he turned to Seiji Nakazawa. Seiji wasn’t a sports expert, so he decided to explain using a concept he was more familiar with – Dragon Ball.

seiji: “Let’s see… it’s like Yamcha beats Nappa. Nothing else… it’s like Yamcha defeating Vegeta!

What?! It is impossible! Yamcha was killed by Saibaman, so how could he have any hope of defeating Vegeta?! The Japanese soccer team has achieved something truly amazing!

PK then asked a super wrestling fan Go Hatori for his comparison.

To go“It’s a bit of an old example, but I’ll use an analogy from an All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling match from the 90s. That would be a win Numacchi defeats Akira Hokuto! And not only that, but it’s like she won by making an aurora bomb and pinning her opponent with the middle finger!”

▼ By comparison, Numacchi is a wrestler with a plastic shovel.

PK was stunned again. There is absolutely no way Numacchi will ever win against someone as strong as Akira Hokuto! And not only that, but with a devastating move like an aurora bomb! If Japan’s defeat of Germany is so unbelievable, then Japan’s feat must be truly amazing!

He was beginning to understand how amazing the Japanese victory was, but he decided to ask one more person – football fanatic and our boss, Yoshio, who gave a somewhat puzzling analogy.

Yoshio“Maybe it’s not the same, but it’s like Japan suddenly had the highest GDP (gross domestic product) score in the world. As if Japan overtook the US. It’s unbelievable!!”

…. law. Well, that’s definitely something amazing.

Thanks to everyone’s excellent examples (and Yoshio’s slightly odd example), PK was finally able to understand just how amazing Japan’s victory over Germany was, and now he’s already looking forward to their next match against Costa Rica.

Unfortunately, World Cup otter Taiyo has retired from the prediction world, so we’ll just have to wait and see how far Japan goes. Will they make it to the top eight this year? Or better yet, will they become world champions?

Only time will tell, but you better believe new World Cup fan PK will be rooting for them along the way.

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