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Japan's World Cup stocks rally on renewed soccer frenzy

Pub operator Hub up 10%, internet TV provider CyberAgent up 6%

Japan fans celebrate after the team won a group stage match against Spain to finish first in its group. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- From internet TV providers to sports pubs, Japanese stocks related to the soccer World Cup rallied on Friday after an exhilarating victory by the national team over Spain in an early morning game.

Japan defeated title hopeful Spain 2-1 in the final match of the first round, advancing to the last 16 of the tournament. Spain also moved to the next stage despite the defeat.

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