Costa Rica vs Japan
Afternoon: 15:45 hrs
Ahmed Win Ali Stadium, Doha Qatar
11 November, Kathmandu. Both Japan and Costa Rica have began the Qatar World Cup in opposite methods.
In the primary match of the group, the Blue Summer (one other title of the Japanese soccer crew) defeating the 2014 champions Japan was the largest second in Asian crew historical past.
The Costa Rican crew was shocked by the extensive results of 7-0 in opposition to Spain within the earlier match. This is his greatest defeat within the World Cup. It was predicted that Spain would dominate this match, however many didn’t count on this aim distinction.
The opening recreation has modified your entire equation of this group. With the second win in a row, Japan will attempt to enter the knockout stage. Costa Rica will purpose to return to the match.
In the previous few World Cups, Japan has been performing an impressive crew. Four years in the past, Japan, who rose from a bunch consisting of Senegal, Colombia and Poland, needed to lose 3-2 to Belgium within the final 16 regardless of having a 2-goal lead.
Even within the 2010 World Cup, when Japan handed the group stage, it needed to be eradicated after dropping to Paraguay within the final 16 in a penalty shootout.
The information of Germany’s defeat introduced a contented and surprising alternative to the Japanese folks. While on this calendar yr, Japan has defeated America, Ghana, Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.
6 gamers of Costa Rica’s present crew have been members of the 2014 World Cup crew. In that version, Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals. Five gamers from the identical crew have been included within the starting crew within the match in opposition to Spain. All these gamers are above 30 years of age.
Keylor Navas, who was as soon as one of the best goalkeeper on this planet, was disappointed within the match in opposition to Spain. His efforts weren’t value it. He couldn’t do anything in Spain’s all-round assault. Navas and the Costa Rica crew should take numerous inspiration to rise from the destiny of the earlier recreation in opposition to Japan.
Costa Rica, who performed within the FIFA World Cup for the primary time in 1990, reached the spherical of 16 within the first version. They didn’t qualify for the subsequent 1994 and 1998 World Cups. It was phased out in 2002 and 2006. Although he didn’t qualify in 2010, he reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and achieved one of the best outcome thus far. Four years in the past in Russia, they might not advance from the group stage.
So far, Costa Rica and Japan have confronted one another solely as soon as. And Japan gained each video games.