FIFA U-17 World Cup, Germany vs Costa Rica, full football score: GER 2-1 CRC
Fiete Arp and Noah Awuku guided Germany to a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the Group C opener at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. Get full football score of Germany vs Costa Rica, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here.fifa u17 world cup 2017 Updated: Oct 07, 2017 19:11 IST
Germany started their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign on a positive note as they defeated Costa Rica 2-1 in their Group C encounter. Skipper Fiete Arp handed Germany the lead but Andrez Gomez made it 1-1 for Costa Rica. The game was heading towards a draw but Noah Awuku struck towards the end of the game to hand Germany a crucial victory. Iran and Guinea will face each other in the other match of Group C.Get full football score of Germany vs Costa Rica, FIFA U-17 World Cup, here. (Brazil vs Spain Live Blog)
6:52 PM IST: Full time! Germany beat Costa Rica 2-1!
6:49 PM IST: Four minutes of injury time. It looks like Germany have snatched a late win. Germany could have got a third goal but Costa Rica saves a Arp strike
6:47 PM IST: Late winner for Germany? Fernan Faerron fails to clears the ball. Goes between his legs. Noah Awuku is free on the fast post and just has to tap it.
6:44 PM IST: Last few minutes of the draw looks it it’s heading to a draw. GER 1-1 CRC
6:43 PM IST: Free kick for Germany: John Yeboah fouled. Sahverdi Cetin stands over it but it’s straight into the hands of Costa Rica goalkeeper
6:38 PM IST: Free kick for Costa Rica: Weak one from Josue Abarca. The cross lands outside the field of play
6:33 PM IST: Substitution for Costa Rica; Forward Julen Cordero come in for Ronnier Bustamante.
6:29 PM IST: Free-kick for Germany: Nicolas Kuehn finds Noah Awuku, who make a good run but his shot is over the crossbar
6:27 PM IST: Substitution for Costa Rica. Skipper and forward Jose Alfaro is replaced midfielder Yecxy Jarquin
6:25 PM IST: Germany pay the price for all those missed opportunities. The defence has to be blamed as well. Nobody tracked Gomez’s run
6:22 PM IST: Costa Rica hit back. It’s 1-1. Nice layoff by Josue Abarca. Andrez Gomez makes no mistake this time as he fires past German custodian Luca Plogmann
6:19 PM IST: Double substitution for Germany. Dennis Jastrzemski is replaced by Nohan Awuku. Pascal Hackethal is replaced by Dominik Becker
6:17 PM IST: Germany midfielder Nicolas Kuehn is unstoppable at the moment. He has been making lot of darting runs from the midfield into the Costa Rican box.
6:12 PM IST: John Yeboah’s effort is blocked! Germany lead 1-0 against Costa Rica.
6:10 PM IST: Germany are creating lot of chances but haven’t been able to put them to bed.
6:09 PM IST: Good save by Germany’s Luca Plogmann. Another chance for Germany but Nicolas Kuehn hits it over the goalkeeper
6:04 PM IST: Chance for Germany. Arp puts it just wide. Nice cross from Dennis Jastrzembski
5:50 PM IST: Costa Rica players seem to be struggling with the heat. Hopefully they can recharge their batteries at half time.
5:47 PM IST: End of the first half. Germany lead 1-0. The Europeans finished with a flurry of attempts at the Costa Rican goal.
5:45 PM IST: Chance for Germany but Costa Rica’s Amferny Arias clears of the line.
5:44 PM IST: Amferny Arias fouls Nicolas Kuehn. Free kick for Germany from 25 yards out but is wasted. Yannik Keittel with a poor attempt.
5:41 PM IST: Elias Abouchabaka shoots from outside the box but it goes wide. This was his second attempt from outside the box but both yielded no result.
5:36 PM IST: First yellow of the match. Germany Nicolas Kuehn couldn’t reach the ball and clatters into Costa Rica midfielder Amferny Arias
5:32 PM IST: After initial jitters Germany are in complete control of the tie at the moment. The Costa Rican have retreated in the own half.
5:28 PM IST: Costa Rica’s Andres Gomez collides with Germany goalkeeper Luca Plogmann. Thankfully both are fine.
5:22 PM IST: Jann-Fiete Arp opens his account. Elias Abouchabaka gets the ball after a Costa Rican mistake he quickly releases Arp, who keeps cool to slot it home
5:19 PM IST: Germany slowly settling into the into their rhythm. All their players in Costa Rican half but they will have to cautious of a quick Costa Rican counter
5:18 PM IST: Chance for Germany. Jan Boller puts in a sharp cross. Jann-Fiete Arp just couldn’t get his foot around the ball
5:13 PM IST: Two good save by Costa Rica goalkeeper Ricardo Montenegro. First he denies Dennis Jastrzembski and then Nicolas Kuehn
5:08 PM IST: German have a problem on the right hand side. Costa Rica’s Josue Abarca puts in a delightful cross but Andres Gomez head it wide.
5:05 PM IST: The Germans are off to a very jittery start and Costa Rica could have gone into the lead if skipper Jose Alfaro would have hit the target.
5:00 PM IST: The match is underway!
4:54 PM IST: The two players are out in the field and the national anthems are playing in the stadium.
4:49 PM IST: Germany have never won the Under-17 World Cup, with their best finish coming at way back in 1985 when they finished runners-up.
4:35 PM IST: For Costa Rica, forward Jose Alfaro (No 12) will be one of the key players. Back home he is known as the Costa Rican Luis Figo. Midfielder Walter Cortes too is an exciting prospect. He was the only Costa Rican player to make it to the Under-17 CONCACAF Championship team of tournament.
4:34 PM IST: Ones to watch out for Germany: Forward Jann-Fiete Arp (No 9), the top scorer and the Under-17 European Championship, midfielders Elias Abouchabaka (No 10) and John Yeboah (No 18) and defender Lars Mai (No 16).
4:32 PM IST: Germany skipper and midfielder Erik Majetschak said that the thin grass cover was making it for the player to cross the ball.
4:30 PM IST: The local official said the first match has been a sold out but with less than half an hour for the kick hardly any people have made it to the ground.
4:22 PM IST: Germany have never won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, with their best finish coming at way back in 1985 when they finished runners-up. But this German team is the strongest they have ever put out at this level.
Germany were once finalists in the FIFA U-17 World Cup when they (West Germany) lost to Nigeria in the first edition of the tournament.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, have never won the event but have twice clinched the fair play award in 2003 and 2007.