In a bad phase, the four-time world champion falls back to the Asian team,

which defeated the Germans in the World Cup, and continues a negative streak after the World Cup

Eliminated in the group stage of the last World Cup, Germany remains in a bad phase.

Booed after the final whistle, Hansi Flick's team lost 4-1 to Japan, this Saturday, in a friendly in Wolfsburg.

It was the European team's fourth defeat in six games played in 2023, after the World Cup in Qatar.

It was Germany's second defeat to Japan in four games played between the two teams in history.

The second in a row. The first was just over 10 months ago, in Qatar, in the two teams' World Cup debut .

The Asian team was leader of the group that also included Spain and Costa Rica, and the Germans were eliminated.

This Saturday, Japan opened the scoring with midfielder Ito, a player from Reims, France.

In the 10th minute, he anticipated Rüdiger inside the area and deflected Sugawara's cross from the right.