FIFA World Cup 2022 Live, Spain vs Costa Rica: Spain take on Costa Rica in Group E clash© AFP
FIFA World Cup 2022, Spain vs Costa Rica Live Updates: Spain are in control of the proceedings against Costa Rica in a Group E match at the Al Thumama Stadium. La Roja have taken an early 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Dani Olmo and Marco Asensio. Minutes after placing his effort just wide, Olmo finally broke the deadlock in the 11th minute. Asensio then made it 2-0 after slotting Jordi Alba’s low-cross past Keylor Navas, who managed to get a hand to it. Currently, Spain are at the seventh spot in the FIFA rankings while Costa Rica are at the 31st position. It will be an interesting encounter as both the sides will be putting their best foot forward, hoping register a win in their opening game. (LIVE MATCHCENTRE)
Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Football Match between Spain vs Costa Rica straight from Al Thumama Stadium in Doha
Spain vs Costa Rica: GOAL!
Marco Asensio with a brilliant first-time finish to double Spain’s lead against Costa Rica. Excellent low cross from Jordi Alba.
Spain vs Costa Rica: GOAL!
Dani Olmo chips Keylor Navas to give Spain an early lead against Costa Rica. La Roja bossing the possession right from the get-go.
Spain 1:0 Costa Rica
Spain vs Costa Rica: ANOTHER CHANCE!
Another big chance for Spain as Marco Asensio side-foots his effort just wide of the post. Keylor Navas with the full stretch and had the goal covered
Spain vs Costa Rica: CHANCE!
Dangerous ball in a but Dani Olmo places his volley just wide. Spain dominating the possession, as expected.
Spain vs Costa Rica: We are underway!
And we are underway at the Al Thumama Stadium. Spain attacking from right to left in this first half against Costa Rica.
Spain vs Costa Rica: It’s time for the national anthems
Both teams are out in the middle. Spain’s national anthem will be followed by Costa Rica
Spain vs Costa Rica: Spain’s Revival!
Spain have the third youngester squad in this tournament, with Luis Enrique deciding to drop some big names for the team. He has once again backed a young squad. Can they go all the way this time?
Spain vs Costa Rica: First competitive meeting between the two sides
It is for the first time in their history that Spain and Costa Rica are playing each other in a competitive match. It also has to be noted that 20 of Spain’s 26 players in the squad are making their first appearance at a World Cup.
FIFA World Cup LIVE: The line-ups
Hello and welcome to our coverage of Spain vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022 match. Here are the line-ups:
Spain XI: Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Rodri, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Asensio, Dani Olmo.
Costa Rica XI: Keylor Navas; Martínez, Duarte, Fuller, Calvo, Oviedo; Tejeda, Celso Borges; Campbell, Bennette, Contreras.
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