Spanish players after the game vs Japan

THIS WAS THE CRAZY WORLD CUP DAY

On the verge of the 'KO'! Spain was eliminated for 3 minutes

Published:1/12/2022 - 22:45h

Updated:1/12/2022 - 22:46h

The Spanish team feared the worst for three minutes on the last day. After a Japanese 'burst' that put them below the score, Costa Rica did the same against Germany in a result that left them out of the tournament

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The last day of the sentence of groups of the World-wide Glass of Qatar 2022 began as the foreseen in the group And. Spain confronted to Japan in research of a triumph that ensured them the classification to the eighth of final in the first place of his group, and everything aimed to that they would achieve it without elder sobresalto. The first-half of the 'Red' followed the same tonic of the previous parties: superiority of the ones of Luis Enrique in front of some rivals that expected to the against. Like this, Álvaro Morata opened the marker to the minute 11, resulted with which went to the rest.

By his part, Germany was forced to do with the three points in his duel in front of Costa Rica and that the Iberian group defeated or, in his defect, signed 'tables' in front of the Japanese. Of this way, the directed by Hans-Dieter Flick would show a performance 'arrollador' along the first 45 minutes, achieving a so much to the minute 11 in the 'head' of Serge Gnabry and accumulating occasions of goal that allowed them increase his advantage in front of some 'ticos' that grieve gave answer.

However, when returning of the changing rooms, the 'madness' would begin in both meetings. The 'Samuráis Blue', to the equal that in his party in front of the Teutonics, jumped to the terrain with 'hunger' of victory and gave him the turn to the result in a stretch of 3 minutes. First it was Ritsu Doan, that to the 48' commanded a zurdazo at the end of the networks after a toneless answer of Unai Simón. Afterwards, in the minute 51, Tanaka put the 2-1 in the marker and gave him the leadership of the group to Japan, with Spain like second of group until this moment.

Nevertheless, the 'surprise' was born in To the Bayt when Costa Rica equalised the result with a goal of Tejeda to the minute 58. This result did not affect the classification of the 'Red', but in the minute 78 all would change. Juan Pablo Vargas pushed the balloon in the area girl of Manuel Neuer and the 'ticos' put by in front in the marker, adding 6 points in the table and leaving to the Iberian square out of the World-wide in this instant.

Havertz, the 'saviour'

The Spaniards feared the worst, since 'Die Mannschaft' seemed 'knocked down' in front of some costarricenses grown. In spite of this, the panic of the Iberian would last grieve 3 minutes thanks to Kai Havertz. The German attacker went in from the bench and went author of a doublet that went back to give him the victory to his selection, although the true winners were in the another stadium. The group of Luis Enrique played a second part of 'terror' and the Japanese carried the three points and the leadership, but the triumph Teutonic in front of the centroamericanos allowed them classify to the following round.

The following rival

Now, the staff of the 'Red' will look for to leave backwards the bad night lived in front of the Asians and already looks with illusion his crossing of eighth of final, which will confront them to Morocco. The team directed by Walid Regragui is one of the disclosures of the World-wide, classifying like first of group after defeating to Belgium and Canada, in addition to empatar with Croatia, and is an authentic 'coconut' for Spain, that will have to work very hard to defeat to a solid group in defence and with several threats in attack. This 1 December the football gave him a new opportunity to the Spaniards, and these will not want to desaprovecharla.

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