Costa Rica 2 – 4 Germany
Competition: FIFA World Cup Group E
Date: Thursday, 1st December 2022
Kick-off: 7:00 pm UK time
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium
Germany defeated Costa Rica in the third leg of Group E of the 2022 World Cup. The encounter at the Al Bayt Stadium ended 4-2.
In the first half, Serge Gnabry opened the scoring in the 10th minute following a pass from David Raum.
In the second half, Costa Rica’s midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda equalized in the 58th minute. Then, in the 70th, Costa Rica took the lead thanks to a Juan Pablo Vargas goal.
Three minutes later, Germany midfielder Kai Havertz scored after coming on as a substitute. In the 85th minute, Havertz sealed the double. The final score was decided by the German team forward Niclas Füllkrug – 4:2.
In the other game of Group E, Spain lost to Japan (1-2). Thus, Japan (6 points) and Spain (4 points) are tied for first place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs. Germany finished third (4 points), behind Spain in terms of goals scored. Costa Rica (3 points) finished fourth in Group E.
In the 1/8 finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Japan will play Croatia and Spain will play Morocco.
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Costa Rica vs Germany full-time results
|0 – 1||S. Gnabry 10′|
|Y. Tejeda 58′||1 – 1|
|J. Vargas 70′||2 – 1|
|2 – 2||K. Havertz 73′|
|2 – 3||K. Havertz 85′|
|2 – 4||N. Füllkrug 89′|
Costa Rica vs Germany confirmed lineups:
Costa Rica XI: Navas, Fuller, Duarte, Waston, Vargas, Oviedo, Tejeda, Aguilera, Borges, Venegas, Campbell
Germany XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Sule, Raum, Goretzka, Gundogan, Sane, Musiala, Gnabry, Muller