Fans call for Japan to adopt hilarious new flag after knocking Germany out of World Cup following VAR controversy | The Sun

FANS are calling for Japan to adopt a new hilarious flag after knocking Germany out of the World Cup in controversial fashion.

Japan beat Spain 2-1 and came from a goal behind to take top spot in Group E.


The win saw Germany, who beat Costa Rica 4-2, be knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages for the second tournament in a row.

But the cross that led to the winning goal looked from some angles to have crossed the byline, which would have led to it being disallowed and a goal kick being awarded.

The on-field officials initially ruled it had gone out of play before Tanaka scored, but VAR corrected the decision.

Technology proved that the ball had been kept in play by just a few millimetres before Kaoru Mitoma pulled it back from his team-mate to tap in.

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And the December 2 edition of Sportbladet had an edited version of Japan's flag with a tiny bit of the red circle crossing over a line.

Fans are calling for Japan to adopt the hilarious flag.

One said on Twitter: "Nah man people are too creative."

Another tweeted: "S***housery reaches a new level. Very amusing."

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Japan will now face World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia in the round of 16.

And as for Spain, they got it good as they'll face Morocco in the next round while also avoiding Brazil, who they could meet in the final should they get there.

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