None of Germany’s first 18 World Cup campaigns saw them eliminated in the group phase, reaching eight finals and winning four of them.
However, after the catastrophe of 2018, die Mannschaft are now staring back-to-back group stage exits in the face. Germany’s campaign could hardly have got off to a worse start, beaten 2-1 by Japan, despite leading through Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty.
So, Hansi Flick’s team needed a result against Spain on Sunday night to keep alive their hopes of progression. They looked set for another defeat until, eight minutes from time, substitute Niclas Füllkrug lashed home a point-earning equaliser.
The four-times world champions do kick off rock bottom of Group E, needing a victory to have any chance of advancing.
Opponents Costa Rica actually did Germany a huge favour at the weekend by beating Japan 1-0 in Al Rayyan. This didn’t seem likely at all after los Ticos were demolished 7-0 by Spain, not managing a single shot on goal.
They became just the second team in World Cup history not to have a shot in a game, after Costa Rica themselves in 1990. But then, with their sole shot on target of the entire tournament, Keysher Fuller’s effort snatched all three points against Japan.
So, amazingly, if Luis Fernando Suarez’s team win this one, they’ll be through, knowing a draw will do it, if Spain win simultaneously.
Read below to find out how to live stream Costa Rica vs Germany.
Costa Rica vs Germany live streaming: Match details
Match: Costa Rica vs Germany
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Date: Thursday December 1, 2022
Kick-off time: 19:00 (UK time)
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
How to watch Costa Rica vs Germany online
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Simply open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate country. Now sit back & watch!
How to watch Costa Rica vs Germany in the UK & USA
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