Spain v Costa Rica Preview

Spain v Costa Rica Preview

Mayes Yousef

Spain v Costa Rica Preview

The second Group E match of the day sees Spain take on Costa Rica, at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The match will take place at Al Thumama Stadium.

Spain is one of eight countries to have won the World Cup, back in 2010. It was also the only time they reached the final. They also won the European Champions in 2008 and 2012. They have appeared in 16 out of 22 World Cups, qualifying consistently since 1978.

Spain sit at the 7th FIFA ranking, while Costa Rica ranks 31st.

In the 2014 edition of the tournament, Costa Rica beat odds as they went on to top a group that included three World Cup winners: Uruguay, England and Italy. They went on to reach the quarterfinals.

Costa Rica have won their last five matches and had an impressive World Cup qualifying campaign, winning over Canada and the United States.

The match kicks-off at 19:00 Doha time.

Spain line-up: Simón; Carvajal, Rodri, Laporte, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F. Torres, Asensio, Olmo

Costa Rica line-up: Navas; C. Martínez, Calvo, Duarte, Fuller, Oviedo; Tejeda, Celso Borges; Bennette, Contreras, Campbell