Nigeria, Dec. 2 -- The twists and turns at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar continued Thursday night with another big team, Germany, crashing out of the tournament.

Though the Germans finished strongly with a 4-2 victory over Costa Rica , it was not enough to keep them in contention following the shock 2-1 win recorded by Japan in the other Group E tie.

With the Blue Samurai finishing top.of Group E, they would face Croatia in the Round of 16 while the rave of the moment Morocco who finished top in Group D will battle Spain for an historic spot in the quarter final.

It was an emotional night for the Germans; especially for Thomas Muller who could not take his country to a knockout berth in what was his last World Cup appearance.

The Ger...