Costa Rica will lock horns against Germany at the Al Bayt Stadium in their final group stage game in 2022 FIFA World Cup action on Thursday. Costa Rica are still in contention to progress through to the knockout stage after a 1-0 win over Japan.
Germany, on the other hand, have not had the best campaigns so far. They are languishing at the bottom of the table after a shocking 2-1 defeat to Japan. They then held Spain to a 1-1 draw and need a win here in this match against Costa Rica.
FIFA World Cup, Costa Rica vs Germany Teams
As far as the team combinations are concerned, Costa Rica do not have any major injury concerns for this match. However, Francisco Calvo could well miss this match since he receive his second booking of the tournament against Japan.
Costa Rica Predicted Starting XI: Keylor Navas; Juan Pablo Vargas, Oscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo; Keysher Fuller, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Gerson Torres, Bryan Oviedo; Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras
Germany too do not have any major injury concerns coming into this match. It remains to be seen if Sane is included in the side and this is the big decision Flick needs to take. On the right, Lukas Klostermann and Nico Schlotterbeck are both contenders to replace Thilo Kehrer.
Germany Predicted Starting XI: Manuel Neuer; Thilo Kehrer, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, David Raum; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry; Thomas Muller
Costa Rica vs Germany Head-to-Head and key numbers
- Germany and Costa Rica have met just once when they locked horns in the group stage of 2006 FIFA World Cup. Germany won this match with a margin of 4-2.
- Costa Rica have not been able to win any of their last six games at the World Cup.
- Costa Rica has conceded more goals (7) than any other side at the 2022 FIFA World Cup so far.
Costa Rica vs Germany Fantasy Football Team
- Captain: Serge Gnabry
- Vice Captain: Joel Campbell
- Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas
- Defenders: Bryan Oviedo, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, David Raum
- Midfielders: Celso Borges, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich
- Strikers: Joel Campbell, Serge Gnabry
Costa Rica vs Germany: Live Streaming, Details
- Kick-off date: Friday, 2nd December
- Kick-off time: 12.30 AM IST
- Venue: Al Bayt Stadium
- Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
- Live streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction
Germany have a power-packed team, but they have not been able to translate potential into performances. However, they have the players to step up when the stakes are high and ig they come out firing, they could dominate this match. We expect Germany to win this match 2-0.