Japan’s goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda starred for his side in the Group E opener against Germany with a clutch of crucial saves to keep his side in the game.
The 33-year-old shot-stopper, who plays for Shimizu S-Pulse, kept German attackers at bay. His standout moment came in the 71st minute when he pulled off a string of four saves to keep the score 1-0.
Moments later Japan equalised through Ritsu Duan.
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