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.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Japan vs Costa Rica is scheduled for a 10am GMT kick-off today, Sunday, November 27, 2022.
Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar will host the match.
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
Japan XI: Gonda; Yamane, Itakura, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Endo, Morita; Doan, Kamada, Soma; Ueda.
Costa Rica XI: Navas, Watson, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Fuller, Tejeda, Borges, Torres; Campbell, Contreras.
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.
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Head to head (h2h) history and results
Japan wins: 4
Costa Rica: 0
Japan vs Costa Rica match odds
Costa Rica: 13/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).