For the second World Cup in a row, four-time champions Germany are on the brink of going out in the group stage. They are the only team in Group E without a win and they need to beat Costa Rica to have any chance of progressing to the next stage of the competition. Here’s how to watch a live stream of Costa Rica vs Germany in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Costa Rica vs Germany live stream
Date: Thursday 1 December
Place: Al Bayt Stadium Al Khor
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Los Ticos have had one shot on target all tournament, a failed effort, and not only did they score from it, it secured all three points. It came thanks to the swinging left boot of right-back Keysher Fuller, towards the end of a contest which Japan had dominated from the first whistle to the last.
But as they say, the only thing that matters is the result, and if Spain beat Japan, a point will be enough to send Costa Rica into the World Cup for just the third time ever. Germany may be bottom of the Group E table, but they can count themselves a touch unlucky, having had a goal disallowed for marginal offside in a 1-1 draw with Spain, having missed a number of chances in during their 2-1 loss to Japan.
Leroy Sane was given 20 minutes to test his knee on Sunday and helped set up the equalizer which was cannoned in by Niclas Fullkrug on just his third appearance for Germany. It’s time and Hansi Flick’s men have more than enough quality to drag themselves back into contention.
Costa Rica vs Germany kicks off at 2pm ET, 11am PT and 7pm GMT. Follow our guide on how to watch a Costa Rica v Germany live stream wherever you are – starting with how to watch every World Cup match for FREE in the UK.
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Team news from Costa Rica vs Germany
Luis Fernando Suarez has no injury concerns, but the suspension of centre-back Francisco Calvo, who played every minute of each of Costa Rica’s first two matches, could be a blow.
The fitness of Leroy Sane is the only concern for Hansi Flick, but it is a big one. The Bayern winger is Germany’s best player on his day, but has only managed 20 minutes after suffering a knee injury just before the start of the World Cup.
WC 2022 group E table
World Cup 2022 group E set-up
(All times GMT. Subtract 5 hours for ET. Add 11 hours for AEDT.)
GROUP E SET-UP AND RESULTS
Wednesday 23 November
Germany 1 – 2 Japan
Spain 7 – 0 Costa Rica
Sunday, November 27
Japan 0 – 1 Costa Rica
Spain 1 – 1 Germany
Thursday 1 December
19.00 – Japan vs Spain
19.00 – Costa Rica vs Germany