Germany have a lifeline in their push to reach the 2022 World Cup last 16 as Hansi Flick’s side face Costa Rica in their final Group E game.
Niclas Fullkrug’s late goal sealed a dramatic 1-1 draw with Spain last time out and the four-time winners will be confident of securing a victory against Los Ticos.
Costa Rica caused a shock by beating Japan 1-0, but a win for Germany in this game may still not be enough to seal a knockout spot, as Spain face the Samurai Blue in the other fixture.
The 2014 World Cup winners must take all three points in this game and hope Japan do not beat Spain.
Keen to check out this huge game? Here are the details on how you can watch all the action from across the globe.
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Costa Rica vs Germany live stream, TV channel
This final Group E match will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|USA||Thu, Dec 1||14:00 ET||FS1
Fox Sports site/app,
|Canada||Thu, Dec 1||14:00 ET||TSN 1, RDS 2 (French)||TSN site/app,
|UK||Thu, Dec 1||19:00 GMT||ITV, STV||ITVX, STV Player|
|Australia||Fri, Dec. 2||06:00 AEDT||SBS VICELAND||SBS On Demand|
|India||Thu, Dec 1||00:30 IST||Sports 18 HD||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Thu, Dec 1||03:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 617, 619)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Thu, Dec 1||03:00 MYT||Astro FIFA World Cup 2||Astro GO|
|Singapore||Thu, Dec 1||03:00 SGT||StarHub TV FIFA World Cup, Singtel FIFA World Cup 141||Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Fri, Dec. 2||08:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 1 NZ||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|
Costa Rica vs Germany lineups
Luis Fernando Suarez will likely stick with mostly the same side who won against Japan with key striker Anthony Contreras shaking off a minor injury. However, left-back Francisco Calvo is suspended.
Costa Rica projected starting lineup (3-4-3, right to left): 1-Navas — 6-Duarte, 19-Waston, 22-Matarrita — 4-Fuller, 5-Borges, 17-Tejeda, 8-Oviedo — 13-Torres, 7-Contreras, 12-Campbell
After his goal off the bench against Spain, Fullkrug could come into the starting lineup, with Germany’s first-choice forward line struggling for goals so far in Qatar.
Flick may also look to refresh his back line with Lukas Klostermann a possible starter in defence in place of Thilo Kehrer.
Germany projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Neuer — 15-Sule, 16-Klostermann, 2-Rudiger, 3-Raum — 6-Kimmich, 8-Goretzka — 10-Gnabry, 21-Gundogan, 14-Musiala — 9-Fullkrug
Costa Rica vs Germany odds, prediction
Despite their unexpected win over Japan, Costa Rica are not expected to spring an upset against Germany as Flick’s charges try to recover and reach the last 16.
Victory for Germany is all Flick and his players can control in this game as they look for Spain to do them a favour against Japan.
|Costa Rica win||+2200||19.00||25/1||20/1|
to score Y / N
|+125 / -175||2.16 / 1.54||5/4, 4/7||5/4, 3/5|
|Over / Under
|-135 / -105||1.78 / 1.97||8/11, 1/1||3/10, 23/10|
|Costa Rica +2.5||-110||1.95||—||—|