World Cup LIVE: Germany wins equaliser against Spain to make it 1-1

Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller scored in the 81st minute to give his team a 1-0 victory over favorite Japan in the World Cup in Al Rayyan, Qatar. The loss denied Japan a chance to proceed directly to the knockout stage.

Fuller’s score came on Costa Rica’s first shot on goal of the match.

Costa Rica, which lost to Spain 7-0 in its first Group E match, now has an unlikely chance to advance. Down two games, Costa Rica and Japan each have three points. Spain also has three points and faces Germany, which is without a point

Japan controlled the ball for 57 percent of the game and had three shots on target, all saved by Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The Japanese were also unable to convert five corner kick opportunities.


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