2022 FIFA World Spain – Costa Rica: Preview, Team News, Possible Squads and Prediction

2010 FIFA World Cup winners Spain begin their battle against the weaker team of 2014, Costa Rica. The match will be played at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The Spanish giants haven’t been able to put on their best performance after their World Cup victory in 2010, with their below-average performances in the other two World Cups. Luis Enrique hoped to change that, this time with a young and talented team competing.

Costa Rica was the only team to rise 14 places in the FIFA World Rankings. This is more than any other country by comparison. Even after climbing so many places, they are still at the bottom of the group, 24 places behind Luis Enrique. The Central American side will be hoping to take advantage of any opportunity they get.

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one. Spain v Costa Rica team news
2. Spain v Costa Rica possible rankings
3. Spain v Costa Rica predictions

2022 FIFA World Cup Spain – Costa Rica: Preview and Team News

Jose Gaya’s ankle sprain during training with the national team put his future in doubt at this tournament and it will be very difficult to see the Valencia captain feature in games. Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea suffered a calf problem during their loss to Newcastle a few days ago, but is expected to recover in time until the game against Costa Rica.

Coach Luis Fernando Suarez used a sickening 77 players during his time as head coach of Costa Rica and it would be a daunting task to get them down to 26. Now picking the starting 11 against a tough Spanish side will be even harder to see who’s playing and who isn’t.

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2022 FIFA World Cup Spain – Costa Rica: Possible Squads

Spain (4-3-3):


Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba;

Pedri, Busquets, Gavi;

F Torres, Morata, Williams.

Costa Rica (4-3-3):


Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo;

Tejeda, Bennette, Torres;

Borges, Contreras, Campbell.

2022 FIFA World Cup Spain – Costa Rica: Prediction

Luis Enrique’s Spanish side was unsuccessful against weaker opponents. Considering that they usually have more chances to create with a majority of possession, they still can’t convert the chances. Costa Rica, on the other hand, often admits possession and forgoes high-volume shots. the predicted score line is supposed to be 2-0 in favor of Spain.

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