Costa Rica vs Germany Highlights: Germany crash out of World Cup despite a 4-2 win over Costa Rica | Football News

NEW DELHI: Heartbreaking end for European power Germany when they fall off world football championship 2022 in the group stage on Friday. This is the second time in a row that they have been eliminated from the group stage after suffering a similar fate in the previous tournament in Russia.
Germany won a dramatic 4-2 first Costa Rica in the final match of the group stage, but that wasn’t enough for them to progress further, finishing in a disappointing third place in Group E.
Japan bounced back from a goal to beat Spain 2-1 in the remaining Group E match to qualify for the round of 16 as the top team. Spain despite the defeat still advanced to the next round thanks to more than Germany on goal difference after both teams finished with four points each. Costa Rica was eliminated along with Germany, finishing the group stage with 3 points.
As it happened | Schedule & Results | transcript
After a defeat to Japan in the opening match, Germany were bottom of the table before the game started against Costa Rica and needed all the permutations and combinations to advance to the knockout stages. But it didn’t happen. Even a draw between Japan and Spain would have been enough for four-time champions Germany, but with the Asian side scoring a nasty second victory it was the end for them.
Germany took the lead early in the 10th minute to keep the initiative in the race and keep the advantage tight until halftime. In the second half, Costa Rica, also in the race and in need of a win, scored the equalizer in the 58th minute before suddenly taking the lead thanks to a goalie’s own own goal. Manuel Neuer at the 70th minute.

Germany quickly regained the lead before making a substitution Kai Havertz (minutes 73 & 85) scored two quick goals. Substitute Niclas Fullkrug made it 4-2 with a goal in the 89th minute. But before the game was over, news of Japan’s stunning victory arrived, sowing disappointment. for both the German players and the fans inside the Al Bayt stadium.
On a night of unrelenting drama in the desert near Doha, the Germans attacked first with Serge Gnabry in the 10th minute but saw the Central American score twice with Yeltsin Tejeda and Juan Pablo Vargas before a Kai Havertz brace put them ahead.
Substitute Niclas Fuellkrug added a fourth in stoppage time but could not prevent them from being eliminated as Spain advanced on a remarkable goal difference.
For the first time in their illustrious World Cup history, Germany failed to win any of the first two games of the group stage and despite winning the last attempt, they will leave. Qatar with a crushing defeat.

They are on the verge of being eliminated after losing their opening match against Japan and then winning a 1-1 draw against Spain.
Just winning to avoid repeating the shock of being eliminated in the first round of the 2018 World Cup, Germany, with seven Bayern Munich players in the squad, attacked from the start in search of an early goal to relieve tension.
Jamal Musiala broke through from the left into the box and tested goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a low dribble after the second minute.
Initially, it was one-way traffic and Thomas Mueller should have done a much better job when he was kicked out by Joshua Kimmich but couldn’t head on target.
However, Gnabry scored with a dangerous header in the 10th minute to put the four-time champions ahead.

Costa Rica, who needed at least a point to have a chance to progress, rarely spilled over into Germany’s half, with only 25% possession in the first 45 minutes.
Germany were eager to make amends to their lousy league start as teenager Musiala kept closing in on the entire Costa Rica defence.
Opportunities kept coming but the Germans, as in the match against Japan, struggled to convert them.
They were almost punished as Keysher Fuller benefited from a double mistake in defence but his shot went over the bar by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who has become the goalkeeping record holder. at the World Cup with his 19th appearance.
With the team’s standings flashing on the big screen of Al Bayt Stadium, Germany became nervous with Musiala twice hitting the post early in the second half.
However, Neuer could do nothing 13 minutes after the game restarted when Tejeda put the ball past him after he saved Kendall Watson’s header for the first time.
Vargas then sent the ball over the bar in the 70th minute to put them ahead.
Substitute Havertz scored twice in 12 minutes and Fuellkrug added another in stoppage time but it was ultimately too late as Spain took the lead on a remarkable goal difference.
(With input from agencies)


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