Havertz had been under scrutiny because of his performance in the first two games against Spain and Japan in the group stages. The forward man scored a brace against Costa Rica to become the second German player to score a brace as a sub at the World Cup after Andre Schürrle in 2014 vs Brazil.
Havertz’s goals were not enough to send Germany to the Round of 16 following the result of the game between Spain and Japan. Germany have failed to get past the group stage at each of the last two World Cups after they had made it past the first round in each of the previous 16 tournaments since 1954.
Japan finished top of the group with six points, while Spain finished in second place with four points. Japan will face Croatia while Morocco will play Spain in the Round of 16.