Germany fans optimistic after draw against Spain

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STORY: “Yes, I am hugely relieved,” said Germany fan Rainer Handschel, after watching the game at a bar in Cologne.

"Both teams actually did a very good job today so I think the result is fair and still a chance for both teams to advance into the next round," said Germany fan Peter Reitz who watched the game in Al Khor in Qatar.

The result leaves Germany facing a must-win match against Costa Rica on Thursday (December 1), and also means Spain has yet to book their spot in the knockout stage of the tournament.

Spain top the standings with four points and now need only a draw in their final Group E game against Japan to progress. A win would send them through to the knockout round in first place.

Germany, who lost 2-1 in their opener against Japan, is bottom of the table with one point. They need to win against Costa Rica and their hopes then depend on Japan losing. If Japan draws it would come down to goal difference or goals scored by Germany and Japan.