Market Desk (sports): Germany gave them hope of avoiding another early WC exit when they snatched a 1-1 draw with Spain.
The result leaves Germany facing a must-win match against Costa Rica in a 4 days’ time and also means Spain have yet to book their spot in the knockout phase of the tournament.
Germany were looking in danger of suffering another early exit from WC after being eliminated following the group stage in 2018,
Germany went into encounter against Spain at the Al Bayt Stadium under immense pressure after suffering a shock defeat to Japan in their opening match.
Germany, who lost 2-1 in their opener against Japan is bottom of the table on one point. They need to win against Costa Rica on Thursday and their hopes then depend on Japan losing. If Japan draw it would come down to goal difference or goals scored by Germany and Japan.
So, still Germany keep World Cup hopes alive after even 1-1 draw with Spain.
Spain’s next match is against Japan at Khalifa International Stadium, while Germany returns to Al Bayt Stadium to face Costa Rica.