Sunday marks the beginning of the second week of the FIFA World Cup 2022, and we’ve got you covered from start to finish with every must-see moment! FS1 kicks off with Japan taking on Costa Rica at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, with Group E points up for grabs.
You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports Family of Networks – the tournament’s official English language broadcast partner in the US – and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also Stream full game replays for free on Tubi.
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Japan vs Costa Rica
Prepare the stage
Japan are aiming for a consecutive World Cup win for the first time since 2002 after beating Germany 2-1 in the tournament opener on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Costa Rica are looking to bounce back from a crushing 7-0 defeat by Spain earlier this week.
Japan wants to reach the round of 16
If they beat Costa Rica on Sunday, Japan could reach the knockout stages of the tournament with a game remaining. World Cup Now spoke about the possible clinch scenarios for Group E.
48′: Japan wakes up
Wataru Endo gave his all and tried to score the first goal of the game, but Francisco Calvo put his leg forward to keep Japan off the board.
Takuma Asano attempted a header from the rebound which was saved by Keylor Navas.
63′ – Japan fail to capitalize on their golden chance
Japan were awarded a free kick just outside the box which gave them a great chance to score the first goal of the game. However, Yuki Soma’s shot sailed over the net and the match remained scoreless.
70′ – Japan almost get a penalty
Calvo committed a nasty foul for Costa Rica on a potential scoring opportunity for Japan. He slid to Junya Ito just a little behind the penalty area’s entry line and gave Japan another free-kick from that area.
72′ – Japan still fail to capitalize on free kicks
After the yellow card, Daichi Kamada got the free kick from the right outside the penalty area. However, Costa Rica’s wall was effective and blocked the shot. Soma got the rebound, but his shot was also blocked.
81′ – Costa Rica scores!
After being quiet throughout the second half and much of the game, Costa Rica may have kept their World Cup hopes alive when Keysher Fuller blocked a pass from Yeltsin Tejeda and scored from the top of the box. Fuller’s shot went past an outstretched Shuichi Gonda to make it 1-0 for Costa Rica’s first shot on goal of the game.
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