Japan vs. Costa Rica live
In retrospect, did manager Hajime Moriyasu’s five changes do more harm than good to Japan? They were better than Costa Rica but perhaps not good enough to fully deserve all three points. They controlled large stretches, but were sloppy in possession, often under no pressure, and had no cutting edge. Gonda must do better for Fuller’s goal. They now cede their advantage from their 2-1 victory over Germany. Makes tonight's match in Group E between Germany and Spain huge. If Germany win, all four teams will be on level terms.
All four nations final round of group fixtures take place on Thursday.