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Costa Rica blow Group E open with victory over Japan

Qatar, Nov 28 (newsday) - Costa Rica kept their chances alive of qualifying for the round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Japan in Group E at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.

Both teams were coming off contrasting results and it showed.

Japan, who beat Germany in the opening round, played with confidence and created more chances on goal.

But an 81st minute strike from Costa Rican Keysher Fuller stunned the Japanese at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Fuller collected a pass at the top of the 18-yard box and curled a left-footed shot into the net. ...continue reading


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