Costa Rica vs Germany Match Details
Match: Costa Rica vs Germany 44th match |Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 2nd December 2022
Time: 1 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM (GMT+5.5)
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
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FIFA ranking: Costa Rica(50) vs Germany(12)
European football giant Germany and central American giant Costa Rica will face each other in Group E match in World Cup football popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
Both Germany and Costa Rica are hot favorites in this World Cup as always. Germany is one of the contenders for the title.Costa rica is the only Central American team who have played the five editions world cup.
The German team is undoubtedly one of the strong contenders for the title. As always the German team is on the list of hot favorites. Germany, four times world cup winner, last won the title in 2014. Also won in 1954,1974,1990. They also got European championships(1972,1980,1996) and one confederations cup(2017) in their belt.
Although they have failed to perform in subsequent World Cups. But this time the German team will want to turn around depending on Thomas Muller.
Germany has always been one of the most popular countries for club football. The German team appears in every World Cup with a group of star footballers. They got Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and others.
Costa Rica is a promising team as well. The Costa Rican team is going to play in the World Cup for the third time in a row. Costa Rica beat New Zealand in the play-offs to secure their ticket to the World Cup. In the last World Cup, it was not possible for the Costa Rican team to cross the barrier of the group stage in the difficult group equation. Undoubtedly, they will want to surpass the past record this time. But their journey will not be easy. Costa Rica was defeated by Spain with a 7-0 goal. The highest goal record in the 2022 world cup. On the other hand, they defeated mighty japan and drew against strong team Switzerland by 2-2.
Costa Rica vs Germany Key Points
2014 World Cup winners, the German team have won two of their last ten matches. Muller is the biggest German star of the current team. All eyes will be on this star.
Costa Rica needs a win to get a ticket to the knockout stage for the second straight time. Germany also needs a win to get the knockout stage ticket..
Costa Rica vs Germany Head-to-Head
Costa Rica and Germany have met only once so far. Though Costa Rica was defeated by the German team with a 4-2 goal.
Navas is missing out of the team due to injury.
Pacelso Borges could be seen in defense alongside stars like Anthony contreras,Keysher Fuller .
On the other hand, injury-free Germany is playing with a full-strength team.
Costa Rica vs Germany Squad
Costa Rica squad
Goalkeepers: KeylorNavas (PSG), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (Club Deportivo Lugo)
Defenders: Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor), Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids), Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Carlos Martínez (San Carlos), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Al-Wehda)
Midfielders: Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Álvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense), Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Youstin Salas (Saprissa), Roan Wilson (Grecia), Gerson Torres (Herediano), Douglas López (Herediano), JewisonBennette (Sunderland),
Forwards: Joel Campbell (León), Anthony Contreras (Herediano), Johan Venegas (Alajuelense)
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp
Defenders: Armel Bela-Kotchap, David Raum, Antonio Rudiger, Nico Sloterbeck, Niklas Sule, Matthias Gunter, Christian Gunter, Thilo Kehrer, Lucas Klostermann
Midfielders: Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze, Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hoffman, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Niklas Fulkrug, Leon Goretzka
Forwards: Karim Adeyemi, Yusufah Mukoko, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz
Costa Rica vs Germany prediction
Scorecard: Costa Rica 0-2 Germany
Germany have won two matches out of ten matches considering all competitions. Considering the statistics, it may seem that Germany is the hot favorite. But Costa Rica is not a weak team. On their day they can change the equation, like they did against Japan.