Tricky situation in Group E: The scenarios that qualify Germany. Spain is also at risk

2022-11-30 17:39:02Sport SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

Germany drew with Spain, and thanks to Japan's loss to Costa Rica hopes to qualify. The "tanks" aim for victory against Costa Rica, while on the other hand, they would not count if Spain wins against Japan. Hansi Flick's team were surprised by the Asians in the first game, which complicated their calculations, but now the situation seems to be in their hands again. Costa Rica is the team that has suffered the deepest defeat in this world, as they were defeated by the Spaniards 7-0, but then they beat Japan, they have their chances to qualify if they manage to beat Germany and Spain in the next match to win with Japan.

History is in favor of the four-time world champions, who have managed to get 6 wins in their last eight matches against teams from Central and North America, while Costa Rica, on the other hand, have managed to win just 1 of The last 11 matches with European teams. The Germans hope not to be eliminated in the group stage as happened in Russia four years ago, but they are aware that they have to do their best.

In the next game, Spain would need a point to mathematically secure passage, but a win would give them first place in Group E. The Spaniards won 7-0 against Costa Rica and drew with Germany 1-1. Of course they are the favorites to win against Japan who will also play their chances of going further. The only scenario that leaves Spain out would be the triumph of Japan and the success of Costa Rica.

A goalless draw may not be enough for Japan, if Germany win by more than two goals then the Panzers would go through. In the foreground, there seems to be a strong competition between Germany, Japan and Costa Rica to move on, while Spain is the only national team in this group that has the fate of qualification completely in its hands.