Kai Havertz ties a World Cup Record for Germany
Chelsea’s forward player, Kai Havertz, came to the party in the final group game between Germany and Costa Rica as he equalled a World Cup record for Germany.
Havertz had been under scrutiny because of his performance in the first two games against Spain and Japan in the group stages.
The forward man scored a brace against Costa Rica to become the second German player to score a brace as a sub at the World Cup after Andre Schürrle in 2014 vs Brazil.
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Given the outcome of the match between Spain and Japan, Havertz’s goals were insufficient to advance Germany to the Round of 16. After making it past the first round in each of the last 16 tournaments going back at least to 1954, Germany has failed to go past the group stage in either of the last two World Cups.
Spain came in second with four points, while Japan took the first position in the group with six points. In the Round of 16, Japan will play Croatia, and Morocco will play Spain.