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2022 FIFA World Cup Costa Rica vs Germany: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue:

Costa Rica would achieve some feat if they somehow manage to sneak into the knockouts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after their heavy 7-0 drubbing in the opening game against Spain. The Los Ticos didn’t lose hope, and came out all guns blazing in their second group stage outing against Japan, who had downed Germany in their opening clash. A 1-0 win for the Costa Ricans revived their chances of making it to the last-16, as they now face Germany who sit last in this Group E.

Luis Fernando Suarez’s side needs to upset the Germans in this game, or even a draw would do for them if Japan fail to collect maximum points against Spain in the other game. And at this stage, Costa Rica know anything is possible since they face a Germany team low on both morale and points accumulated. The Central American nation will look for inspiration from their famous run till the quarterfinals during the 2014 edition, when they defeated the likes of Uruguay, Italy and Greece in the process.

Meanwhile, Germany are in a dire situation where they face an elimination from the group stage itself in two successive FIFA World Cup tournaments. The four-time world champions entered the 2018 tournament as defending champions, and bowed out from the group stage after a dismal campaign where the only managed one win. They face similar drama here, as their new coach Hansi Flick has been unable to churn out a win from any of the first two group games.

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Germany have only collected a point from their two games so far at the tournament. Credits: Twitter

Anything less than all three points against Costa Rica would send Germany packing, as a draw too won’t be enough for them as they currently sit rock-bottom in the table with just a point. However, their win against Costa Rica should be backed by Spain’s triumph over Japan. If the Samurai Blue cause another upset in gunning down the La Roja, a win too won’t be enough for Germany who have an inferior goal difference as compared to Luis Enrique’s team.

2022 FIFA World Cup Costa Rica vs Germany: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue

This crunch game between Costa Rica and Germany will be played at Al Bayt Stadium on December 2. The kick-off is slated for 12:30 AM [IST].

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
2 December 2022 Costa Rica vs Germany 12:30 AM Al Bayt

Costa Rica vs Germany – Squads

Costa Rica

Position Name
Goalkeepers Keylor Navas, Patrick Sequeira, Esteban Alvarado
Defenders Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Carlos Martinez, Ronald Matarrita, Daniel Chacon
Midfielder Celso Borges, Anthony Hernandez, Jewison Bennette, Bryan Ruiz, Douglas Lopez, Gerson Torres, Roan Wilson, Alvaro Zamora, Brandon Aguilera, Yeltsin Tejeda, Youstin Salas
Attackers Anthony Contreras, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell
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2022 FIFA World Cup: A win over Japan has reignited Costa Rica’s hopes of reaching the last 16. Credits: Twitter

Predicted Line-up:

Navas; Fuller, Duarte, Vargas, Watson, Oviedo; Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell; Contreras

Germany

Position Name
Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Defenders Antonio Rudiger, Matthias Ginter, Thilo Kehrer, Niklas Sule, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Nico Schlotterbeck, Lukas Klostermann, Christian Gunter, David Raum
Midfielders Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, Jonas Hofmann, Mario Gotze
Attackers Kai Havertz, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug

Predicted Line-up:

Neuer; Klostermann, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Fullkrug

Costa Rica vs Germany – Where to watch, Livestreaming

Fans can watch this Costa Rica vs Germany 2022 FIFA World Cup clash in India on Sports18 SD and HD channels on television, and JioCinema app will livestream the game as well.