For Germany a loss to Costa Rica would seal their fate at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Germany have a calculator in hand as they enter their final World Cup group stage game. The Germans were shocked by Japan 2-1 and then played the game of the tournament against Spain with a 1-1 draw.
On the other hand, Costa Rica bounced back from a brutal 7-0 defeat to Spain with a 1-0 win over Japan. Los Ticos are by no means out of the tournament and if they can pull off a shock win over Germany, it would be a historic knockout round.
What would a Germany defeat mean for Group E
Plain and simple it’s win or go home for Germany; a defeat or loss would mean automatic elimination for Hansi Flick’s side. It would mark the second consecutive World Cup Germany has been eliminated in the Group stage.
The Germans prior to 2018 had never finished below 10th place since 1938 where they were knocked out in the first round. Germany had been at least semifinalists since 2002- 2014