Hansi Flick’s side sit bottom of Group E with just one point, having been stunned by Japan in their opening match before earning what could prove to be a crucial draw with Spain.
They have to win against Costa Rica and also hope Japan do not beat Spain, if they are to reach the last-16. Costa Rica have managed just one shot on target all tournament, so Germany should be confident of at least getting their job done.
As for Costa Rica, they looked on course for a miserable time in Qatar after losing 7-0 to Spain, but they battled their way to a win over Japan to keep their hopes alive.
Victory against Germany and they will be through, while a point would be enough if Spain also beat Japan.
Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s clash...
Where to watch Costa Rica vs Germany
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV4, with coverage beginning at 6:15pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via ITVX and the ITV website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with Nizaar Kinsella at the ground to provide expert analysis.