The german team had a real setback this Thursday in the Qatar World Cup 2022, staying eliminated in the first phase of the tournament despite achieving a victory of 4-2 over Costa Rica in the outcome of Group E.
The “Teuton” team had to win and wait for Japan to lose to Spain to ensure a place in the next stage of the tournament, but unfortunately for them neither of these things happened.
Of course, the European team had an overwhelming start that allowed them to take advantage recently at 10 minutes match thanks to the header of Serge Gnabry, although the rest of the first half saw their attempts to stretch the figures frustrated with a fair amount of wasted opportunities in attack.
This is how the second half was reached, in which the process became more complicated for the Germans, until in the 58th minute Yeltsin Tejeda put the tie transitory and at 70′ an own goal by the goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer left them down on the scoreboard. Nevertheless, Kai Havertz He came off the bench and brought order by reversing everything with a double (73′ and 85′), while Nicklas Fullkrug sealed the result at 89′.
Despite ending up winning the compromise, it was not enough for Germany which came in third place of his group with four points, same score but worse goal difference than Spain, which as second was installed in the next phase and leading Japan with six units.
Costa Rica, meanwhile, was bottom of their zone with only three points.