AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 12

Nov 30, 2022, 11:48 PM | Updated: Dec 1, 2022, 2:03 pm
Japan's Ritsu Doan celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a World Cup group E soccer match...

Japan's Ritsu Doan celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a World Cup group E soccer match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

              Croatia's Marko Livaja, left, duels for the ball with Belgium's Axel Witsel, center, and Belgium's Timothy Castagne during the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Germany's Jamal Musiala, left, and Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo battle for the ball during the World Cup group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
            
              Morocco's Sofyan Amrabat, left, and Canada's Alphonso Davies, right, challenge for the ball during the World Cup group F soccer match between Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Belgium's Timothy Castagne, left, duels for the ball with Croatia's Andrej Kramaric during the World Cup group F soccer match between Croatia and Belgium at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Morocco's Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates after he scored his side's second goal during the World Cup group F soccer match between Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Japan players celebrate at the end of the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Japan won 2-1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Referee Stephanie Frappart in action during during the World Cup group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              People sit and swim at Katara Beach, in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
            
              Germany's team players leave the pitch after the World Cup group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
            
              Germany's Thomas Mueller reacts after the World Cup group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Japan fans celebrate after defeating Spain 2-1 xdd256during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
            
              Japan's Kaoru Mitoma appears to have the ball over the line before crossing it for a goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Japan's Ao Tanaka celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
            
              Germany's Kai Havertz, left, and Germany's Mario Goetze react after the World Cup group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Japan's Ritsu Doan celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a World Cup group E soccer match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Highlights from the 12th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Thursday.

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AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 12