Group E at the 2022 World Cup was titled the “Group of Death” with Spain and Germany headlining the group, but it might be Japan and Costa Rica going through to the knockout round. Costa Rica have found the back of the net for a second goal after taking a series of bounces in the box again. Juan Pablo Vargas was able to get this one home somehow, giving Costa Rica the 2-1 lead.
COSTA RICA TAKES THE LEAD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 1, 2022
As it stands, Costa Rica is moving on to the knockout stage and both Spain and Germany are eliminated! pic.twitter.com/YY1uYb40jm
Moments later, that winning feeling for Costa Rica went away as Germany found the equalizer courtesy of Kai Havertz. Germany need a win to get into the knockout stage with some help from Spain, but that goal from Havertz helps Spain survive after they’ve gone down 2-1 to Japan.
GERMANY FINDS THE EQUALIZER— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 1, 2022
As it stands, Japan and Spain are through to the knockout stage!
GROUP E IS WILD pic.twitter.com/8dp2ugCH7z
It’s crazy to see every team outside of Germany being able to control its own destiny, but other teams still need Germany to deliver a positive result. Spain in particular are hoping Germany hold on after they gave up two goals to Japan in a span of six minutes. We’ll see how this all plays out soon enough.