Expert match review
World (FIFA) - World Cup Group E 2021/2022
Handicap (1:0) - 2
The big arithmetic game begins! After the 1-1 draw against Spain, the German team has every chance of moving into the round of 16 as second in the table. For this, a win tonight is an absolute must. But the truth is that you are dependent to a certain extent on what happens in the parallel game between Japan and the Spaniards. According to all specialists the Germas should win with a difference. German success with a two-goal lead means almost certain qualification for the first knockout round. Only if Japan wins against Spain the things will be much more complicated. With only two tournament goals scored so far, the German attacking line could not be recommended for higher tasks, but is now the huge burden against Costa Rica is on it. First of all, the weakness of Costa Rica speaks for Germany. The Central Americans were able to cause a big surprise on the second day of group play by beating the strangely weak Japanese. However, the 0-7 defeat against Spain also showed that it's hard to see Costa Ricans doing something remarkable on the highest level.