In football, you must never, ever, bury Germany.
Even if, so far, during this World Cup, the Mannschaft has given the lie to Gary Lineker's famous quote - "
football is a simple sport, which is played 11 against 11 and in the end it is the Germans who win
With a pitiful defeat at the start against Japan (1-2) and a draw as the main course against Spain (1-1), the Germanic appetite is far from being satisfied before tackling Costa Rican dessert this Thursday (8 p.m.).
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Any other result than a victory will prove to be a deal breaker for Thomas Müller and co.
And even a success might not be enough if, at the same time, Spain were surprised by Japan.
Unless Germany polishes its goal difference - negative at kick-off (- 1) - by inflicting a second real correction (after that suffered against Spain 7-0) to the Parisian goalkeeper of Costa Rica Keylor Navas and its partners.
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