QATAR2022UPDATE: Germany Out, Japan Tops Group

Germany hope of reaching the round of 16 at 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar ended on Thursday despite the team’s 4-2 win against Costa Rica.

The victory over Costa Rice on Thursday was not enough to see the four-time champions advance to the round of 16.

A German player trying to overrun two Costa Rica players

Germany took the lead through Serge Gnabry’s header in the 10th-minute but Costa Rica leveled up in the 58th minute through Yeltsin Tejeda and Juan Pablo Vargas put them ahead 12 minutes later.

A brace from Kai Havertz and one from Niclas Fullkrug saw Germany take all three points.

Japanese players celebrating their winning goal against Spain

In the other group E match, Japan just as they did in the first match against Germany came from a goal down to beat Spain 2-1.

The victory over Spain allowed both teams to advance, with the Japanese team at the top of the group.

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