Germany suffered a second consecutive World Cup group-stage exit regardless of a 4-2 win over Costa Rica on one other evening of sensational drama in Qatar.
After amassing only one level from their opening two video games in Group E, Germany knew solely a victory at Al Bayt Stadium would give them any probability of progressing to the knockout stage.
However regardless of securing the consequence they wanted, Japan’s considerably controversial 2-1 win over Spain meant Hansi Flick’s facet exited the match on objective distinction.
Serge Gnabry’s early header (10) appeared to have set Germany on the best way to a cushty three factors, however second-half targets from Yeltsin Tejeda (58) and Juan Pablo Vargas (70) sensationally put Costa Rica in pole place to qualify for the final 16 and raised the unbelievable chance of each Germany and Spain going out.
However the drama didn’t finish there. Germany substitute Kai Havertz turned the sport on its head once more with a well-taken double (73 & 85), earlier than Niclas Fullkrug made it 4-2 within the 89th minute.
The victory was not sufficient although and the four-time World Cup winners exit on the group stage for the second time in a row.
Thursday evening’s outcomes imply Group E winners Japan will face Group F runners-up Croatia within the final 16, whereas Group E runners-up Spain will play Group F winners Morocco.
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