It’s still all up for grabs in Group E. Germany takes on Costa Rica in a must-win game tonight at 7:00 pm GMT, at Al Bayt Stadium. Here’s the confirmed Germany vs Costa Rica Starting XI.
Germany suffered a stunning 2-1 defeat to Japan in their opener. They are at the bottom of Group E with 1 point after their 1-1 draw with Spain.
Hansi Flick’s side cannot afford to lose any more points. A win against Costa Rica should qualify them for the Round of 16, given Spain beats Japan, or Germany stays ahead of Japan in GD.
After a 7-0 hammering against Spain, Costa Rica bounced back to win 1-0 against Japan. A win will guarantee Costa Rica a spot in the last 16.
A draw with Germany should still qualify Los Ticos, given Spain beats Japan.
Germany vs Costa Rica | Group E
Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022
Start Time: 8:00 pm German Time | 1:00 pm Costa Rica Time
Venue: Al Bayt, Al Khor
Live: FS1, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, ITV4, ITVX
Germany’s Starting XI vs Costa Rica
|Defender||Kimmich, Sule, Rudiger, Raum|
|Midfielder||Gundogan, Goretzka; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane|
Leroy Sane came off the bench against Spain. He is fit and will get his first start. Fullkrug, who scored the equalizer against Spain, will start on the bench.
Thomas Muller will play as the lone striker in front of Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry.
Costa Rica’s Starting XI vs Germany
|Manager||Luis Fernando Suarez|
|Defender||Duarte, Waston, Vargas|
|Midfielder||Fuller, Borges, Tejeda, Oviedo|
|Forward||Aguilera, Venegas, Campbell|
Costa Rica boss Luis Fernando Suarez has no fresh injury concerns. He will play three central defenders. Brandon Aguilera and Johan Venegas come in to play alongside Joel Campbell.