Japan vs Costa Rica: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds

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A remarkable come-from-behind victory over Germany has put the Blue Samaria in pole position to reach the last-16 stage for the fourth time. With Spain up next, they will want to get the job done this weekend.

For Costa Rica, a 7-0 defeat to Spain was the worst possible start, meaning they simply must win tonight to stand any chance of advancing.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game…

Date, kick-off time and venue

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Japan vs Costa Rica is scheduled for a 10amm GMT kick-off on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar will host the match.

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Where to watch Japan vs Costa Rica

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 9am.

Live stream: The ITV Hub will broadcast the match live online.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Japan vs Costa Rica team news

Takuma Asano will be hoping to start after coming off the bench for Japan to score the winner against Germany. Daizen Maeda would be the man to make way.

Japan are sweating on the fitness of Hiroki Sakai after he missed training following the famous victory. Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu would come in at right-back if Sakai is not fit.

Costa Rica again have a clean bill of health.

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Japan vs Costa Rica prediction

Japan are in a prime position to qualify for the knockout stages after beating Germany and you would fancy them doing so on Sunday night.

Costa Rica will be licking their wounds after being thumped by Spain, and may sense an opportunity against Japan, and are likely to be more of the same this weekend.

Japan to win 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Japan wins: 4

Draw: 1

Costa Rica: 0

Japan vs Costa Rica match odds

Japan: 4/9

Draw: 10/3

Costa Rica: 15/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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