Germany vs. Japan final score: Another massive World Cup upset as Samurai Blue stun Germans with late goals

For the second World Cup in a row Germany began their campaign in disastrous fashion, frittering away a first half lead to lose 2-1 to Spain. Suddenly, the champions of 2014 face the very realistic prospect of a second straight exit at the group stage, a self-inflicted crisis that was as much about disastrous defensive work as it was the excellence of match winner Takuma Asano.

Every metric would point to Germany having been a vastly superior side for the 75 minutes before Ritsu Doan fired Japan back to parity, but the sense was of a profligate team who lacked a killer instinct at one end and composure at the other. Japan showed both in abundance and although there is plenty of work to be done in escaping a group that includes Spain and Costa Rica they are superbly placed to do so. Unlike Hansi Flick’s side they do not look like a team liable to give anywhere near as many easy chances away as their opponents do.

At the outset, Japan might have seen precious little of the ball in the first half but they showed an impressive sense for hunting down possession. Daizen Maeda could have sent this game down a very different path in the seventh minute but, after fine work from the Japanese midfield to pick the pocket of a dawdling Ilkay Gundogan, the Celtic striker made his move too soon to slot in past Manuel Neuer.

Those half openings came Japan’s way more than once in the early exchanges, as did ever-expanding spells of German possession. Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich would drift from

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Obtained well being goals? Exploration-centered ideas for adopting and sticking to new healthier lifestyle behaviours

New Year’s resolutions are an annual ritual of setting intentions for self-betterment, and health behaviour aims — this kind of as increasing balanced consuming and physical activity — are amongst the most well-liked. Regrettably, failing to stick to people new plans is so frequent that it has turn out to be a cliché.

This is backed by analysis evidence. Experiments have regularly demonstrated that more than 50 % of persons who type wellness conduct intentions are unsuccessful to enact them.

There are caveats to this statistic, of training course. Limited-expression wellbeing conduct objectives are much more probably to be enacted than extensive-phrase, and those people who are returning to a pattern of conduct they applied to apply are more likely to follow through with their intentions as opposed to those people who are adopting a new health and fitness behaviour.

It is crucial to be aware that possessing an intention to transform behaviour is an vital to start with step. Couple of persons frequently engage in wholesome behaviours without the need of people first superior intentions. Sticking to overall health conduct aims, on the other hand, is the important element.

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Issue in pursuing through on wholesome intentions often comes from strategic problems, and from far more basic fundamental human tendencies.
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Why do we struggle with wellness behaviour ambitions?

Self-regulation is an considerable exploration subject matter in psychology. As a professor of health psychology, my investigate focuses on knowing the “intention-behaviour gap” in physical exercise, and screening interventions that may well assistance close this gap.

My personal research, and research from my colleagues, has shown evidence that problem in next as a result of on intentions usually will come from two sources. The to start with is strategic troubles, which are flawed ways to considering about

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Women in Esports: Sjokz, Frankie & more break down the challenges & goals

As 2021 draws to a close, Dexerto spoke to several women around the esports industry to hear about their experiences from the year.

In October 2021, a post appeared on the League of Legends subreddit that boldly asked the question: ‘why are there no female League of Legends pro players?’ The replies to this and other posts on the topic are eerily emblematic of the challenges women still face in esports, and gaming more widely.

On one hand, there was the creation of Valorant Game Changers, an all-women pro circuit for Riot’s FPS. On the other, the announcement of a $500,000 CS:GO women’s circuit run by ESL as part of its #GGForAll initiative has sparked a heated debate about whether or not separating tournaments by gender is doing a disservice to women in esports.

All this begs the question: when it comes to esports, how do women currently in the industry feel about the state of affairs as 2021 draws to a close?

Dexerto spoke to five women – Rainbow Six Siege player and content creator Marieke ‘MissMarie’ Denise, broadcaster and host Frankie Ward, two-time Valorant Game Changers champion Mathilde ‘Nelo’ Bartoise, host and esports personality Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere, and broadcaster and esports org owner Erin Ashley Simon. They shared their thoughts on the past year, and what still needs to change in esports.


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Mathilde ‘Nelo’ Bartoise – Valorant Game Changers champion

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Nelo is a two-time Valorant Game Changers champion

Nelo dominated the early stages of the EMEA edition of Valorant Game Changers, the all-women pro circuit for Riot’s FPS title. Having taken

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