Germany defeated Costa Rica in a thrilling final group stage match held on 1 December at the Al Bayt stadium. Germany scored a total of 4 goals against Costa Rica, while the latter team scored 2 goals, bringing the final score of the match to 4-2 in favor of Germany.
Serge Gnabry, Germany's midfielder, scored the first goal of the match just 10 minutes after kick-off. The next goal was made by Costa Rica's midfielder, Yeltsin Tejeda, during the second half of the match at the 58th-minute mark, equalizing the scores between the two teams.
Costa Rica immediately shocked the audience as Germany's Manuel Neuer scored their own goal, giving a second goal to Costa Rica 70 minutes into the game. Germany retaliated three minutes later and equalized the score with Costa Rica.
At 85 minutes in, Germany's Kai Havertz scored a goal, allowing Germany to lead the game. A few minutes later, Niclas Füllkrug scores a goal furthering the scores between the two teams.
Despite this win, Germany and Costa Rica will not proceed to the Round of 16 due to the match results of Japan and Spain.
Cover image credit: Yahoo Sports
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