Germany, who want a win to have any probability of progressing to the knockout stage of the World Cup, fielded a extra attacking formation with winger Leroy Sane slipping in with fullback Thilo Kehrer for his or her final Group E match towards Costa Rica on Thursday.
Coach Hansi Flick additionally put Serge Gnabry as their lone striker, opting to depart centre ahead Niclas Fuellkrug, who scored an equaliser instead towards Spain, on the bench.
His Costa Rica counterpart Luis Fernando Suarez made three adjustments with Juan Pablo Vargas changing suspended defender Francisco Calvo, whereas Brandon Aguilera and Johan Venegas additionally acquired the nod.
His squad might doubtlessly advance with each a draw or a win, relying on the opposite group match between Spain and Japan.
Costa Rica: Keylor Navas, Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Kendall Waston, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Brandon Aguilera, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell
Germany: Manuel Neuer, David Raum, Antonio Ruediger, Niklas Suele, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Mueller, Jamal Musiala, Ilkay Guendogan, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry.