Japan hosted Costa Rica at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. K. Fuller drop first goal at 81 minute of the match.
- K.Fuller at 81 minute (0 : 1) (Costa Rica)
Shuichi Gonda (rating 5.6)
Keylor Navas (rating 7.3)
H. Ito (Y. Nagatomo, 46)
B. Aguilera (G. Torres, 65)
- Japan — 57%
- Costa Rica — 43%
In total two teams made 17 shots on target and shot 4 on goal:
- Japan: 13 shots on target, 3 on goal. The most active in terms of the number of shots was — Yuki Soma.
- Costa Rica: 4 shots on target, 1 on goal. Best in hits on goal – Keysher Fuller.
Best players for each teams with pass accuracy:
- Maya Yoshida (Japan) — pass accuracy 94%, total passes 118
- Francisco Calvo (Costa Rica) — pass accuracy 87%, total passes 74
Who made the most key passes from each teams:
- Takuma Asano (Japan) — 2 key passes
- Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica) — 1 key passes
- Intercepts. Number of interceptions for Japan — 5 (leader — Miki Yamane, 2). Costa Rica — 9 (Óscar Duarte has the most, 2).
- Ball tackles. Japan — 1 (Ayase Ueda, 1). Costa Rica — 6 (Yeltsin Tejeda — 4).
By the number of face-to-face fights for ball the leaders in the teams are:
- Wataru Endo, Japan (7)
- Joel Campbell, Costa Rica (15)
- M. Yamane (Japan) at 44 minute
- K. Itakura (Japan) at 84 minute
- W. Endo (Japan) at 90 minute
- A. Contreras (Costa Rica) at 41 minute
- C. Borges (Costa Rica) at 61 minute
- F. Calvo (Costa Rica) at 70 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Japan – L
- Costa Rica – W
Top 5 World Cup scorers:
- Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (3, Senegal)
- Boulaye Dia (3, Senegal)
- Enner Valencia (3, Ecuador)
- Kylian Mbappé (3, France)
- Mohammed Muntari (3, Qatar)
- Japan will play with Spain. December 01, on Khalifa International Stadium.
- Costa Rica will play with Germany. December 01, on Al Bayt Stadium.