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Costa Rica vs Germany: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

Four years ago, Germany, who were then defending champions, had to depart the tournament in Russia at the group stage. Four years later, things have not improved much for them either.

Germany national football team; Credit: Twitter/@DFB_Team
By Karthik Raman | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Germany would need nothing but three points against Costa Rica to have any chance of qualifying out of Group E. If they do not get the victory then the European giant could be staring down at another early World Cup exit. Four years ago, Germany, who were then defending champions, had to depart the tournament in Russia at the group stage. Four years later, things have not improved much for them either. They are rooted at the bottom of Group E and have just one point from two games. Anything but the three points on Thursday night and Hansi Flick’s side will have to leave the Qatar World Cup early too.

Costa Rica vs GermanyKey details
DateDecember 1
VenueAl Bayt Stadium
Kickoff time in India12:30 am (Friday)
Kickoff time in Croatia8 pm (Thursday)
Kickoff time in Belgium8 pm (Thursday)
Kickoff time in Qatar10 pm (Thursday)

Even the three points might not be enough if the other match between Spain and Japan ends in a draw. They could then be level on points with the Asian nation and if the goal difference also becomes the same then various combinations will come into play to determine who among them could qualify. Germany started the World Cup with a shock defeat to Japan before playing out a draw against Spain. Meanwhile, Costa Rica bounced back from losing their opener 7-0 against Spain to defeat Japan 1-0 in their last match. Costa Rica could go through with a draw provided Japan lose their other match.

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Costa Rica vs Germany: Records, Stats & Goals

Ahead of the contest between these two countries, a lot of permutations and calculations have been done by the experts to determine who needs what to reach the round of 16. With a lot riding on this match, it is interesting to revisit a fixture between these two countries in the 2006 World Cup group stage. In fact, it was the game that kickstarted the tournament with then hosts Germany running out as 4-2 winners. It will be interesting to see if the European giant can produce a similar result on Wednesday night.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches1
Costa Rica won
Germany won1
Draws
Total Costa Rica goals2
Total Germany goals4
Biggest Costa Rica win
Biggest Germany win4-2 (2006)

Costa Rica vs Germany Head-to-Head record

All competitionsResults
Germany beat Costa Rica4-2


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