Where to see the match, kick-off time, team compositions: GOAL reveals all the useful information about Costa Rica-Germany.
Germany is on the edge of the precipice. Beaten by Japan when they entered the competition, Germany snatched the point of the draw against Spain at the very end of the match. Fullkrug’s goal keeps the Mannschaft alive in the competition. But to qualify for the round of 16, Germany no longer has a choice.
Another failure for Germany?
Only victory can save Hansi Flick’s men from terrible disillusionment. Indeed, it would be the second time in a row that Germany did not emerge from the group stage of the World Cup, a first in the history of the four-time World Cup winner. To validate its ticket for the next round, Germany must score and win. A victory by more than two goals would ensure qualification unless Spain lost to Japan.
Opposite, Costa Rica came back from the dead. After their debacle against Spain, Costa Rica completely changed their strategy against Japan. Keylor Navas’ teammates got back to basics, relying on a solid defensive block and snatched a precious victory that puts them in good position to grab a place in the round of 16 for the second time in their history.
A Costa Rica with two faces
In case of victory against Germany, Costa Rica would qualify regardless of the result in the other match, however, a draw may be enough for the Tricolor selection if at the same time Japan is beaten. All scenarios are possible in this group E and this match between Costa Rica and Germany will look like the first final for both teams or rather sudden death.
Where to see the match Costa Rica – Germany?
The Costa Rica – Germany match will be broadcast on the channel BeIN Sports 2 and will also be available on BeIN Connect.
The probable compositions
Back to the wall, Germany will have to take risks against Costa Rica. Scorer against Spain, Fullkrug scored points during his debut and could earn a place in the starting lineup. Thomas Müller could pay the price. In midfield, Kimmich, Goretzka, Gnabry, Gundogan and Musiala will be a huge surprise in the game, while the defense, rather convincing against Spain, should not move.
On the side of Costa Rica, Calvo, holder in the first two games in defense, is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. He should be replaced by Carlos Martinez. For the rest, Costa Rica should start on the same pattern as against Japan with a 5-4-1 in which Contreras will lead the attack.
The probable team of Costa Rica : Navas – Fuller, Duarte, Waston, Carlos Martinez, Oviedo – Torres, Tejeda, Borges, Campbell – Contreras.
Germany’s probable team : Neuer – Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Raum – Kimmich, Goretzka – Gnabry, Gundogan, Musiala – Fullkrug.
Last five results
Direct confrontations between the two teams
Costa Rica and Germany have faced each other only once in their history. It was during the 2006 World Cup, Germany had largely won.
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