Germany’s national football team could be eliminated for the first time in its history after its second World Cup match against Spain on Sunday. Scenarios at a glance.
Germany’s national football team could be eliminated early in their match against Spain at the World Cup held in Qatar on Sunday. This will be the case if the DFB team lose to Spain and before that Japan scores at least one point against Costa Rica. If Germany at least draws with Spain, the decision to go to the round of 16 will certainly not be made on the last match day. Constellations of the DFB team at a glance:
Losing to Spain
… If Japan scores at least one point against Costa Rica, Germany no longer has a chance to make it to the round of 16.
… Progress is still possible if Costa Rica wins against Japan in advance. Then the DFB team would need a win against Costa Rica and a Spain win against Japan on the last day of the match. Germany will need the best goal difference in a triple comparison with Japan and Costa Rica (all 3 points) to place second.
Drawn with Spain…
… It will be very difficult for Japan to win Costa Rica in advance. Germany would then need a defeat to Spain against Japan to overcome the brilliant goal difference between the then-drawn Iberians and a big win against Costa Rica on the final day of the match.
… With the previous draw between Japan and Costa Rica, Germany would have also been under pressure to win against Costa Rica on the last day of the match. Even this victory will no longer help if Japan and Spain draw. On the other hand, if there was a loser, Germany would have to beat the average of that losing team.
… better luck if Costa Rica beats Japan first. Then, if Spain beat Japan at the same time, Germany could have beaten Costa Rica on the last day of the match to finish in second place. If not, the goal difference is significant.
Won against Spain.
… Germany could reach the last 16 alone by beating Costa Rica on the last match day. The only exception: Japan wins first against Costa Rica and then loses against Spain. Then there is a triple draw (6 points) between Spain, Germany and Japan, and the team with the worst goal difference is eliminated. Theoretically, Germany could advance even if they drew with Costa Rica after beating Spain.
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