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World Cup: Germany draws and is almost out; watch the best moments of the matches

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(Image: REUTERS/Peter Cziborra)

The Sunday of World Cup games in Qatar reserved many emotions. After taking just one shot on goal in two games, Costa Rica beat Japan and dream of qualifying. The Germans, who were defeated by the Japanese in the first round, drew with Spain and have their classification threatened.

In the other group with games on the day, the selection of Morocco surprised Belgium and can still qualify for the next phase. The Canadians scored the first goal in their history at the World Cup, but were defeated by Croatia and are eliminated from the competition.

japan vs costa rica

Hajime Moriyasu
After stunning Germany, Japan were defeated by Costa Rica (Image: REUTERS/Gareth Bumstead)
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It took a while, it took two games, but in their first shot on goal in the World Cup, Costa Rica finally managed to score in Qatar. It was enough to secure Keylor Navas and company a 1-0 victory and thwart Japan on Sunday. The result keeps the Costa Ricans alive and scrambles Group E once and for all.

The “Ticos” rise to three points and are equal to Japan and also to Spain, who enter the field later to face Germany. The final round of the bracket takes place next Thursday simultaneously: while the Costa Ricans face the Germans, the Japanese face the Spaniards.

belgium vs morocco

Belgium lost to Morocco in the second round (Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
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Morocco defeated Belgium in the second round of the World Cup. At Al Thumama Stadium, in Doha, the “Atlas Lions” beat the Belgians 2-0, with goals from Sabiri and Aboukhlal.

The result put the Moroccans close to the vacancy for the next phase. Undefeated and unscathed The North African team

Croatia vs Canada

Croatia thrashed Canada and took an important step towards the classification

One of the host countries for the next edition of the World Cup, in 2026, Canada managed this Sunday to fulfill one of its goals in Qatar. After four blank matches, he scored his first goal in the history of the tournament. But the goal was not complete.

With two defeats in the first two rounds, they will only complete the table next Thursday, against Morocco. Even so, the balance of their participation is very positive and the prospects for the next World Cup are even better.

spain vs germany

(Image: REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

Spain and Germany tied, by 1 to 1, in the first meeting between two champion teams in Qatar, and postpone the definition of the qualified for the round of 16 of the Cup.

After the debut with a rout over Costa Rica, the Spaniards opened the scoring with Morata, while the Germans – pressured by the possibility of an early elimination – drew with Füllkrug.

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