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Costa Rica vs Germany: FIFA World Cup Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Die Mannschaft are languishing at the bottom of the table, having collected just a solitary point from two outings and need to secure all three points against Costa Rica to have a chance of progressing through to the next round.

Germany will play Costa Rica in a decisive Group E World Cup encounter on Thursday; Credit: Twitter/@DFB_Team
By Sreejith C R | Dec 1, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The bottom two sides in Group E will face each other at the Al Bayt Stadium on Thursday, aiming to secure a place in the knockouts of Qatar World cup. Die Mannschaft are languishing at the bottom of the table, having collected just a solitary point from two outings and need to secure all three points against the North American’s to have a chance of progressing through to the next round. Costa Rica, meanwhile, are sitting at the third position, with three points to their name, and a victory against Hansi Flick’s side will seal their spot in the last-16 irrespective of what happens in the other group fixture. 

After suffering a humiliating 7-0 defeat against Spain in the opening fixture, Costa Rica kept themselves alive in the tournament by securing a narrow 1-0 win over Japan on Sunday. Keysher Fuller’s 81st-minute strike separated the two sides at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.  A draw would also suffice for Luis Fernando Suarez’s men if Spain overcome Japan, but a defeat could not add to their quarter-final finish from 2014 or last-16 elimination in 1990. Meanwhile Los Ticos have a goal-difference of -6. 

As for Germany, nothing less than a win will do, if they are to break into the top two on Thursday.  A victory for the 2014 champions coupled with a Spain win over Japan would ensure that the Die Mannschaft will advance to the Round of 16. After a shock defeat to Japan, Flick’s side managed to earn a point against favourites Spain, courtesy of substitute Niclas Fulkrug’s late equalser after Alvaro Morata broke the deadlock for La Roja just after the hour mark. A draw or a defeat on Thursday will consign Germany to successive group-stage exits for the first time in their illustrious history. 

Read more: Japan vs Spain: FIFA World Cup Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Probable Lineups

Costa Rica centre-back Francisco Calvo picked up his second booking of the tournament against Japan and will serve a suspension here. Therefore Juan Pablo Vargas is likely to join Cuarte in the heart of the back-four. As for Germany, Leroy Sane has returned from injury and the Bayern Munich winger came off the bench to make an impact against La Roja. Therefore, the 26-year-old is expected to replace Thomas Muller in attack, with Fulkrug leading the attack.  


Costa Rica probable starting lineup: Navas, Fuller, Duarte, Vargas, Watson, Oviedo, Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell, Contreras

Germany probable starting lineup: Neuer, Klostermann, Sule, Rudiger, Raum, Kimmich, Gnabry, Musiala, Sane, Fulkrug

Form Guide

Costa Rica

OpponentsScore
Japan0-1 (W)
Spain7-0 (L)
Nigeria2-0 (W)
Uzbekistan1-2 (W)
South Korea2-2 (D)

Germany

OpponentsScore
Spain1-1 (D)
Japan1-2 (L)
Oman 1-0 (W)
England3-3 (D)
Hungary0-1 (L)

Head to Head

Last matchResult
Germany beat Costa Rica4-2

Costa Rica vs Germany Schedule and Fixture

The FIFA World Cup match between Costa Rica and Germany will take place at Al Bayt Stadium on Friday at 12:30 am IST.

Costa Rica vs GermanyKey Details
DateDecember 1
VenueAl Bayt Stadium
Kickoff time in India12:30 am (Friday)
Kickoff time in Costa Rica1:00 pm
kickoff time in Germany8:00 pm
Kickoff time in Qatar10:00 pm

Where to watch Costa Rica vs Germany?

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar can be seen on Sports18 – 1 SD & HD – in India. Sports 18 will be telecasting the games on the regular and HD Channels. Besides, Viacom18 Sports announced that Jio Cinema will live-stream all the World Cup games. Besides, the match between Costa Rica and Germany can be seen on Teletica network  in Costa Rica; and Magenta Spot and Das Erste in Germany.



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