The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Thursday on FS1 with all eyes on Group E, as Germany (1-1-1) took down Costa Rica (1-0-2) at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar — but it wasn’t enough for the Germans to move on.
Here are the top plays!
40′: Almost another one
Gnabry twisted his way into a shot attempt that was almost his second score of the game, but it was wide to the right.
43′: Missed opportunity
Germany led 1-0 at halftime.
58′: TIE GAME!
69′: NEW LEADER
After a clutter around the net, defender Juan Pablo Vargas smacked in Costa Rica’s second goal, giving it the lead.
73′: Tied (again)
Mere minutes after Costa Rica took the lead, Germany tied the score at two apiece. Forward Kai Havertz had the touch on the game-tying goal.
76′: HUGE save
84′: Germany regains lead
Havertz got Germany even with Costa Rica and later put them ahead. The forward finessed in a close-up goal to give Germany a 3-2 lead.
89+1′: Germany scores AGAIN
Füllkrug joined Havertz on the list of Germany players with a multi-goal performance in the closing moments. The forward was the recipient of a chest pass from midfielder Leroy Sane, which Havertz smacked into the net. Originally ruled offside, a VAR check ruled it a goal.
Germany took a 4-2 lead, which would be the final score.
However, with Japan’s win over Spain, the Germans were eliminated from the tournament.
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