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Business News/ Sports / Football News/  FIFA World Cup 2022: Costa Rica vs Germany prediction, time, live-streaming details
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Costa Rica vs Germany prediction, time, live-streaming details

FIFA World Cup 2022: This is a do-or-die match for Germany while Costa Rica would like to enter the Round of 16 for the first time since 1990 by winning this one.

Germany's midfielder #14 Jamal Musiala eyes the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 27, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (AFP)Premium
Germany's midfielder #14 Jamal Musiala eyes the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 27, 2022. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (AFP)

Germany will meet Costa Rica in their final group E match. Germany are sitting at the bottom of the table with just one point while Costa Rica have three points to stay at the third position.

Overview

Germany, four-time world champions, are in a weird position. After playing two matches at the FIFA World Cup 2022, they managed to grab just one point, thanks to their 1-1 draw with Spain. They are still haunted by a shocking defeat against Japan, who are at the second spot as of now. Costa Rica, having suffered a seven-goal defeat against Spain, have such a poor goal differential that only a win can take them to the next round.

Teams

Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s 0-7 defeat against Spain has left them with a -6 goal differential, which will be extremely difficult to compensate for. But, that will come into play only if Japan manage to make it a draw against Spain. In that case, even if Costa Rica make it even with Germany, they won’t be able to qualify. If Japan lose, Costa Rica will qualify even with a draw. However, if Japan beat Spain, Costa Rica can advance only with a win. The Central American team won’t like to get into so much arithmetic and try to seal it with a win.

Germany

Germany have disappointed their fans. The memory of Russia 2018 must be still fresh in their mind, when the defending champions got eliminated from the group stages. Their defeat against Japan will be tough to digest in years to come. While it would have been great if they could win against Spain, they anyway managed to keep their head above water with a draw. But, now, they have no choice but to win against Costa Rica if they do not want to repeat what happened last time.

Head-to-Head

Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2 in their only meeting during the FIFA World Cup 2006 group stage.

Key Players

Costa Rica want Joel Campbell to score in order to have a chance to win this match. Germany’s 19-year-old attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala will be a key player to watch. Manuel Neuer, the first German goalkeeper to feature at four FIFA world cups, will create history in this match for having the most number (19) of appearances by a goalkeeper. He would like to make this match memorable for his team.

Date, Time & Venue

The Costa Rica vs Germany match will be played on December 2 at 00:30 AM (Indian time) in the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.

Live-streaming Details

The Costa Rica vs Germany match will be broadcast live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India and Jio Cinema's app and website will both offer free live streaming of the event.

Prediction

Germany are known for their determination, and this will be another match to prove that. Germany will win the match 3-0 and move to the knockout stage.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 01 Dec 2022, 08:20 AM IST
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