the four-time champion Germany need to thank Costa Rica, who beat Japan 1-0 this Sunday, and are still alive in the group stage of the World Cup. The Germans were surprised in the first round, with a 2-1 defeat by the Japanese team, and could be eliminated early, with a combination of results.
At 4 pm (Brasília time), at the Al Bayt Stadium, Germany, now in a calmer situation, faces Spain in the main duel of the group stage of the World Cup. The Spaniards overcame Costa Rica in the opening match by 7-0.
Spain, Japan and Costa Rica all have three points, while Germany have yet to score. The Spaniards have a seven-goal difference and lead Group E. In the event of a German victory over redthe key will have decisive clashes in the last round.
THE Argentina went through a similar situation. The brothers were defeated by Saudi Arabia by 2-1 in the debut of the World Cup and could be eliminated in case of a new setback. Pressured, the Argentines sweat to beat Mexico by 2 to 0, on Saturday, and remain firm in their quest to qualify for the round of 16.