Japan vs Costa Rica Live Score and Live Stream


Japan played Costa Rica at the Group E of World Cup on November 27. The match kicked off 10:00 UTC. Costa Rica won 0-1.

Keysher Fuller scored the first and only goal on the 81st minute of the game.

Japan national football team (also known as Mali) and Costa Rica national football team meet again 5 years after the friendly match which Japan won 3-0. Japan national football team are approaching this clash after a victory over Germany in Group E on November 23.

Costa Rica national football team, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Spain in Group E on November 23. They're going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 5 consecutive away matches now.

ScoreBat is covering Japan vs Costa Rica in real time, providing the live stream and live score of the match, team line-ups, full match stats, live match commentary and official video highlights. We cover all World cup Group E in real time and provide live streaming whenever possible.

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Live Streaming

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We are updating team formations and line-ups for Japan - Costa Rica in real time.

Japan kicked off the game with Shuichi Gonda, Yuto Nagatomo who got substituted by Hiroki Ito on the 46th minute, Maya Yoshida, Ko Itakura, Miki Yamane who got substituted by Kaoru Mitoma on the 62nd minute, Hidemasa Morita, Wataru Endo, Yuki Soma who got substituted by Takumi Minamino on the 82nd minute, Daichi Kamada, Ritsu Doan who got substituted by Junya Ito on the 67th minute and Ayase Ueda who got substituted by Takuma Asano on the 46th minute as starters, with Eiji Kawashima, Daniel Schmidt, Hiroki Ito, Hiroki Sakai, Shogo Taniguchi, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Junya Ito, Takefusa Kubo, Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma, Gaku Shibasaki, Ao Tanaka, Takuma Asano, Shuto Machino and Daizen Maeda on the bench.

Costa Rica's starting eleven were Keylor Navas, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Oscar Duarte, Keysher Fuller, Joel Campbell who got substituted by Daniel Chacon on the 90th minute, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges who got substituted by Youstin Salas on the 89th minute, Gerson Torres who got substituted by Brandon Aguilera on the 65th minute and Anthony Contreras who got substituted by Jewison Bennette on the 65th minute, with Esteban Alvarado, Patrick Sequeira, Carlos Martinez, Ronald Matarrita, Juan Pablo Vargas, Brandon Aguilera, Jewison Bennette, Daniel Chacon, Anthony Hernandez, Douglas Lopez, Bryan Ruiz, Youstin Salas, Roan Wilson, Alvaro Zamora and Johan Venegas on the bench.

Referee showed the yellow card 6 times throughout the game. Anthony Contreras, Miki Yamane, Celso Borges, Francisco Calvo, Ko Itakura and Wataru Endo were the ones to receive it.


Explore stats from Japan vs Costa Rica on ScoreBat - we are updating the numbers on this page every second of the game.

  • Ball Possession: 56 - 44
  • Total Attempts: 5 - 2
  • Shots On Target: 2 - 1
  • Saves: 0 - 2
  • Corners: 5 - 0
  • Fouls: 22 - 9
  • Free Kicks: 11 - 22
  • Throw-Ins: 18 - 15


Japan and Costa Rica have met twice since June 2014. Japan have won twice. The most recent match between them took place on September 11, 2018 in a friendly where Japan won 3-0. Japan have scored 6 goals in these 2 head-to-head matches in total while Costa Rica have scored 1. So, overall, Japan have a better head-to-head record against Costa Rica in their recent history.

Japan have won 2 of their 3 matches in Group E, drawing 0 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 4 goals - 1.33 per match, conceding 3 - 1.00 per match. Costa Rica have won 1 of their 3 matches in Group E, drawing 0 and having 2 defeats this season. They have scored 3 goals - 1.00 per match, conceding 11 - 3.67 per match.

Recent Form

Japan have won Germany in their previous match while Costa Rica have lost to Spain in their previous match. Overall, Japan have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 3, while Costa Rica have won 11 of their last 19 matches, losing 5 and drawing 3.

Japan have won 3 times (1-2 against Germany on 23rd of November, 2-0 against USA on 23rd of September and 3-0 against Korea Republic on 27th of July), lost once (1-2 against Canada on 17th of November) and drew twice (0-0 against Ecuador on 27th of September and 0-0 against China PR on 24th of July) in their most recent 6 matches.

Costa Rica have won 4 times (2-0 against Nigeria on 10th of November, 1-2 against Uzbekistan on 27th of September, 1-0 against New Zealand on 14th of June and 2-0 against Martinique on 5th of June), lost once (7-0 against Spain on 23rd of November) and drew once (2-2 against Korea Republic on 23rd of September) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team Streaks

  • Costa Rica have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 5 away matches.
  • Japan haven't played a draw in their previous 3 home matches.
  • Costa Rica haven't played a draw in their previous 3 matches.

Live Standings

As always, World cup Group E's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Japan are the leaders in the table with 6 points after 3 matches, while Costa Rica are the 4th with 3 points in 3 matches.

Video Highlights

We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Japan and Costa Rica in real time. You can watch the goal by Keysher Fuller as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Japan - Costa Rica are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.

Live Commentary

  1. FT
    Full Time
    Match ends. Japan 0, Costa Rica 1.
  2. 90 + 3'
    Wataru Endo is shown the yellow card.
  3. 90'
    Substitution for Costa Rica. Daniel Chacon replaces Joel Campbell
  4. 89'
    Substitution for Costa Rica. Youstin Salas replaces Celso Borges
  5. 84'
    Ko Itakura is shown the yellow card.
  6. 82'
    Substitution for Japan. Takumi Minamino replaces Yuki Soma
  7. 81'
    0 - 1
    Keysher Fuller scores for Costa Rica, assisted by Yeltsin Tejeda.
  8. 70'
    Francisco Calvo is shown the yellow card.
  9. 67'
    Substitution for Japan. Junya Ito replaces Ritsu Doan
  10. 65'
    Substitution for Costa Rica. Jewison Bennette replaces Anthony Contreras
  11. 65'
    Substitution for Costa Rica. Brandon Aguilera replaces Gerson Torres
  12. 62'
    Substitution for Japan. Kaoru Mitoma replaces Miki Yamane
  13. 61'
    Celso Borges is shown the yellow card.
  14. 2T
    Second half begins
  15. 46'
    Substitution for Japan. Takuma Asano replaces Ayase Ueda
  16. 46'
    Substitution for Japan. Hiroki Ito replaces Yuto Nagatomo
  17. HT
    Half Time - 0 : 0
    First half ends.
  18. 44'
    Miki Yamane is shown the yellow card.
  19. 41'
    Anthony Contreras is shown the yellow card.
  20. 1T
    First half begins