Twitter reacts as Keysher Fuller's strike stuns the Samurai Blue


Japan missed a golden opportunity to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Qatar World Cup after they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica in a Group H fixture on Sunday. The Samurai Blue, who had stunned four-time champions Germany 2-1 on Thursday were on the receiving end this time around and that too against a team who had suffered an embarrassing 7-0 defeat to Spain in their opening game.  Keysher Fuller’s 81st-minute striker separated the two sides at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. With Costa Rica securing three points on Sunday, the group is now wide open. After two rounds of games, Spain are occupying the top spot with four points, while Japan are at the second spot, having pocketed 3 points, level on points with Costa Rica but separated by goal-difference. Meanwhile, the 2014 champions Germany are languishing at the bottom, with just a solitary point to their name.   

Japan, who had come from behind to register a historic victory against Die Mannschaft, looked dull in a first half that ended goalless. However, after the break, the Samurai Blue came out with more intent and started to stitch together a few passes. But the Los Ticos’ defence stood first to deny their opponents any clear cut chances. Japan enjoyed a major share of ball possession but Costa Rica showed great resolve to stay in the game. Nine minutes from time wing-back Fuller’s chipped effort from the edge of the box went over the goalkeeper’s reach and into the back of the net. With this win, Los Ticos have kept their chances of progression alive, going into the final group-match against Germany on Thursday, while Japan’s next game is against the highly rated Spain on the same day.. 

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