David faces Goliath at Al Bayt Stadium as Germany and Costa Rica go head to head in the Group E decider.
Germany need a big win over Costa Rica if they are to make it to the knockout stages, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at los Ticos.
Werder Bremen forward Niclas Fullkrug, who scored the winner as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Spain, should be recalled to the starting XI, as well as fit-again winger Leroy Sane.
The nominal hosts, on the other hand, did well to shock Japan in their second group game, with the team keeping their last 16 hopes alive.
In their last meeting at the World Cup finals, back in 2006, Germany outplayed Costa Rica 4-2, and given the importance of Thursday’s clash for Hansi Flick’s troops, anything but a routine away triumph would be a major surprise.
To make things even worse for Costa Rica, defender Francisco Calvo is banned for the match.
This match will be played on 01/12/2022 at 20:00