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World Cup: Germany plays its survival against Costa Rica

2022-11-30T16:21:54.166Z

ANALYSIS – Hans-Dieter Flick's players want to avoid another elimination, like in 2018, before reaching the final table.



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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Source: lefigaro

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