Wednesday, March 22, 2023

FIFA World Cup 2022 | Germany crash out of World Cup regardless of 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Germany gamers stand on the pitch on the finish of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E soccer match between Costa Rica and Germany on the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Doha on December 1.
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Germany had been knocked out of the World Cup within the group stage for a second consecutive time regardless of a 4-2 win over Costa Rica on Thursday after the four-times champions had been consigned to 3rd in Group E following Japan’s victory over Spain.

Costa Rica deployed a five-man backline however Germany nonetheless discovered a approach by means of within the tenth minute when David Raum floated in a cross that was headed residence by Serge Gnabry, who restarted the sport rapidly fearing objective distinction being an element.

However after studying that Japan had been main Spain within the different group recreation, Germany let their guard down and Costa Rica scored twice with Yeltsin Tejeda arriving late to attain the primary earlier than Juan Pablo Vargas bundled a second over the road.

Germany’s Kai Havertz grabbed a brace after approaching as an alternative to seal the three factors earlier than Niclas Fuellkrug added a fourth late within the recreation however the closing outcomes left Japan on the high of the group whereas Spain completed second.


Costa Rica: Keylor Navas, Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Kendall Waston, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Brandon Aguilera, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell

Germany: Manuel Neuer, David Raum, Antonio Ruediger, Niklas Suele, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller, Jamal Musiala, Ilkay Guendogan, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry.

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