Germany defeated Costa Rica, but failed to reach the playoffs of the World Cup

The German national team defeated the team of Costa Rica in the final match of the group stage of the World Cup, but failed to reach the playoffs. The meeting was held at the stadium “Al-Bayt” in El-Hawra and ended with a score of 4:2.

In the first half, Serge Gnabry scored the only goal. In the second half, the Costa Ricans took the lead thanks to the balls of Yeltsin Tejeda (58th minute) and Juan Pablo Vargas (70th), but goals from Kai Havertz (73rd and 85th) and Niklas Fullkrug (89th) brought the Germans victory.

But in a parallel match, the Japanese team unexpectedly defeated Spain (2: 1) and eventually took first place in Group E, gaining six points. The Spaniards, like the Germans, have four points in their assets, however, thanks to the better difference between goals scored and goals conceded, it was they who became the second and will play with Morocco in the 1/8 finals. Germany failed to pass the group stage of the World Cup for the second time in a row. In 2018, in Russia, the Germans also did not make it to the playoffs.


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