Don’t take Costa Rica for dead. Gone was the painful defeat he suffered on the first day against Spain . This Sunday, they managed to beat Japan by the slightest difference and remain with chances of advancing to the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
At the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium, the team led by the Colombian Luis Fernando Suárez achieved the three points thanks to the score by Keysher Fuller, who scored the only goal of the commitment in the second half.
It was a match in which Costa Rica had the need to win, after losing by a landslide against Spain on the first day. However, he found a Japan that showed why they had surprised them on their debut by defeating Germany.
In this sense, the Central American team had more of the ball, not in vain did they end the first half with 58% of possession of the ball, but they did not know how to specify the offensive options when stepping on the rival area.
Japan, on the other hand, went out to play a match in the most intelligent way possible. He knew that any point would serve him thinking about qualifying for the round of 16, after the historic victory in his debut against Germany.
In the second part the script did not change much. The ball was shared between both teams, they did not generate scoring chances and the total number of shots in each eleventh season did not exceed ten attempts per side. It was a fairly discreet match and this was demonstrated on the pitch.
However, Costa Rica took advantage of the only chance of danger that the Asian team gave them. Yeltsin Tejeda took advantage of a bad rejection of the advantage and enabled Fuller who did not forgive.
In this way, Luis Fernando Suárez’s team added their first three points and their classification will be played next Thursday against Germany. While Japan, also with three units, will do the same in the closing of Group E against Spain.
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