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FIFA World Cup 2022: Costa Rica Defeat Japan 1-0 in a Last Moment Goal

Spain, fresh off a 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday will face Germany

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

QATAR: On Sunday, Costa Rica defeated Japan 1-0 at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E match.

Even though Japan became desperate for a goal, Keysher Fuller Spence put his team ahead of the game with a goal in the 81st minute. The right-back from Costa Rica’s strike proved to be the deciding factor between the two teams.

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No team registered a shot on goal in the first half of the game, but Japan upped their offense in the second half when Fuller scored against the flow of play.

In Group E, Japan still has to play against Spain, and Costa Rica’s final group game is against Germany. 

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After surprising Germany 2-1 in its opening match, Japan could have all but guaranteed itself a spot in the knockout round with a win. 

In its opening game, Costa Rica was destroyed 7-0 by Spain. In addition, the team failed to try a single shot against Spain, only the second time since 1966 that this has happened to a side.

Upcoming Matches 

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Belgium Vs. Morocco: In their first encounter of the competition, Belgium defeated Canada 1-0, and Morocco held Croatia to a scoreless draw. In the Group F standings, Belgium is in the first position, and Morocco is in the third spot.

Croatia Vs. Canada: Croatia, which placed second in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has yet to score a goal in this match. Their 0-0 draw with Morocco in the first game earned them one point. 

On the other hand, Canada played excellently and had 22 shots on goal in their opening frame. They had the chance to capitalise on those opportunities, but they missed a penalty in the first half.

Spain Vs. Germany: Two big footballing nations will battle in what is a must-see matchup.

Spain, fresh off a 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday will face Germany.

Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2022: Switzerland Takes the Lead by Defeating Cameroon 1-0

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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