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FIFA World Cup 2022 will serve fans with three thrilling contests on Sunday where Japan will take on Costa Rica at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at 3.30 PM IST while in the next game Belgium will face Morocco at 6.30 PM IST at Al Thumama Stadium. The final game of the night will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium where Croatia will lock horns with Canada.
Matchday 3 of Group E and F of the FIFA World Cup 2022:
Japan VS Costa Rica
Spain VS Germany
Belgium VS Morocco
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Japan vs Costa Rica
At the FIFA World Cup 2022, Japan and Costa Rica, two sides that had quite different results in their opening games, will face off on Sunday at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. After defeating four-time champions and European powerhouse Germany in the tournament's opening match, Japan will be ecstatic. lkay Gündoan's penalty in the first half had given Germany the upper hand over Japan. But Japan shocked the 2014 champions with goals from Takuma Asano and Ritsu Doan in the 75th and 78th minutes, respectively. A few hours later, Costa Rica lost to Spain in a lopsided contest in their opening World Cup game. Ferran Torres scored twice, along with goals from Carlos Soler, Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Gavi, and Alvaro Morata. Spain scored seven goals. Costa Rica, battered and bruised, was unable to make even a single inroad into the Spanish defence.
Belgium vs Morocco
Belgium began their quest for an elusive big title on Wednesday evening as they faced a country that had been absent from the World Cup finals for over four decades. Belgium qualified quite easily, averaging over three goals per game in the process. During the first half of their matchup in Al Rayyan, Group F outsiders Canada flourished on their return to the international stage and had a penalty saved by Thibaut Courtois early on. However, Michy Batshuayi's strike in the 44th minute ultimately determined the outcome of the three points. Fenerbahce forward Kevin De Bruyne, who only started in place of injured talisman Romelu Lukaku, helped his team secure a crucial victory on the first day of play. Oddly, De Bruyne was named the "Man of the Match."
Croatia vs Canada
Both Croatia and Canada will believe they should to have won in the opening match. The 2018 runnerups were held to a discouraging draw 0-0 by Morocco as they struggled to find the decisive edge in a contest with few opportunities. The first time Canada has played in a World Cup since 1986, their opening game turned out to be more enjoyable. The Maple Leafs' performance on this stage belied their prior success, as their intense pressure and quick movements smothered Belgium. Only 10 minutes into the game, the Belgians gave up a penalty, but Canadian star Alphonso Davies' shot was stopped by Thibaut Courtois.
Full time - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia kick out Canada out of World Cup!
Croatia have beaten Canada 4-1 to knock out their opposition out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
Croatia 4 - 1 Canada
71 MIN - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: GOAL!
Andrej Kramaric (70') SCORES again! Croatia keeping their cool to keep the lead. Almost fifty-fifty possession shared between the two sides. Canada are looking for an equaliser but Croatia doing good at the moment.
Croatia 3 - 1 Canada
52 MIN - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: Canada hunting for equaliser!
Canada are desperate to find an equaliser, Croatia have stunned Canada till now in the 52 minutes played so far. What a contest we are having so far.
Croatia 2 - 1 Canada
Half time - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia comeback in style!
Andrej Kramaric (36'), Marko Livaja (44') have got Croatia the lead they would have wanted. Brilliant performance by the Croatia team. Canada would be thinking where it went wrong in the first half.
Croatia 2 - 1 Canada
20 MIN - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia struggle!
Croatia have been stunned by Canada in the first half and they have been struggling since then. Davies has scored his first ever goal for Canada and his side lead after 20 minutes.
Croatia 0 - 1 Canada
2 MIN - LIVE Croatia vs Canada FIFA World Cup 2022: GOAL!
What a fiery start for Canada as Alphonso Davies scores the first goal for his country. Croatia stunned inside the first five minutes.
Croatia 0 - 1 Canada
Full time - LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Morocco beat Belgium
Another shocker! Morocco have pulled off an amazing performance as they defeat the star-studded Belgium side 2-0. Strikes from Abdelhamid Sabiri (73') and Zakaria Aboukhlal (90+2) seals the deal for the underdogs of this fixture.
LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Morocco take lead
A corner is won on the left side shortly after those substitutes are made, signalling that the strategy change was successful. The person tasked with taking it, Sabiri, curls in a beautiful attempt at the far post that beats Courtois in the end.
17th minute: Belgium 0 – 1 Morocco
LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Morocco makes two changes
Selim Amallah and Achram Hakimi are replaced by Abdelhamid Sabiri and Yahia Attiyat Allah.
68th minute: Belgium 0 – 0 Morocco
LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Ziyech shot saved
How natural that Ziyech should make the first authentic shot from Morocco that finds its mark. He gives him room outside the penalty area and attempts to curl the ball past Courtois' right, but instead hits it squarer at the goalie. Perhaps it was the second goal that was disallowed in the first half, but Morocco is undoubtedly pressing higher up the field.
50 minutes: Morocco 0–0 Belgium
LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Free kick for Belgium
Another free kick for Belgium, this time roughly 25 metres away on the pitch's left side. The Moroccan barricade prevents De Bruyne from scoring after a one-two with Eden. It also doesn't produce anything in the left-hand corner that results. Belgium is currently playing much more intentionally than Morocco did in their match.
17th minute: Belgium 0 – 0 Morocco
LIVE Belgium vs Morocco: Both teams starting XI
Morocco starting XI
Yassine Bounou, Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saïss, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Hakimi, Selim Amallah, Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri, Hakim Ziyech
Belgium starting XI
Thibault Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Timothy Castagne, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Andre Onana, Thorgan Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi
Full time - LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Fuller's strike gets the job done for Costa Rica
That is it! Costa Rica beat Japan 1-0 as Keysher Fuller was right on the money in the 81st minute for his country. What fine margins are we witnessing in this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
81 MIN - LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: GOAL!
Costo Rica have broken the deadlock as Fuller scores in the 81st minute. Long way for Japan to comeback into this contest, what a brilliant finish by the Costa Rica attacker.
Japan 0 - 1 Costa Rica
60 MIN - LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022: Both sides still hunting for that opener
Japan and Costa Rica are pushing each other to the limits is search for that opening goal. A couple of subsitutions from the Costa Rica coach have been made in hope of getting a goal.
Japan 0 - 0 Costa Rica
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: It’s half-time
0 – 0 at halftime. It was a dull first half. Neither goalie had much of a challenge.
Half Time: Japan 0-0 Costa Rica
30 MIN - LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Goalless after 30 minutes
Costa Rica get some momentum as they dominate some possession in the contest now, Japan working hard to defend at the moment as both sides look for that opening goal.
Japan 0 - 0 Costa Rica
7 MIN - LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022: Here we go!
It is kick-off between Japan and Costa Rica as the contest begins with full intensity. Japan with plenty of possession inside the first 10 minutes, they will look to score as early as possible.
Japan 0 - 0 Costa Rica
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022: Head to head!
Japan and Costa Rica have clashed four times. However, the last time they faced each other was in 2018. Japan have 3 matches out of the four played against Costa Rica, whereas one match ended as a draw.
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Both teams starting XI
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LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Japan high on confidence
Japan will approach the game with an entirely different mindset. They overcame a goal deficit to defeat 11th-ranked Germany, who missed numerous opportunities to score. Ritsu Doan (75′) and Takuma Asano (83′) both scored goals for Japan in the second half to make amends.
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Players from Costa Rica to watch for
Both Anthony Contreras, a 22-year-old rising star, and forward Joel Campbell, who has played in 118 games and scored 25 goals, are most likely to be the attack's leaders. Celso Borges, the Los Ticos player with the most appearances, and captain Bryan Ruiz will be in charge of the midfield. Having already led Ecuador and Honduras at the World Cup, manager Luis Fernando Suarez is no stranger to the event.
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica - Predicted lineup of both the sides
Japan XI (4-2-3-1): Gonda; Tomiyasu, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Tanaka; Ito, Kamada, Kubo; Asano
Costa Rica XI (4-2-2-2): Navas; Waston, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Borges; Bennette, Fuller; Campbell, Contreras
LIVE Japan vs Costa Rica: Hell and welcome to another exciting day of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The first match of the day is between Japan and Costa Rica followed by two more thrilling games. Stay tuned for more updates!