Spain vs Costa Rica Highlights: Spain start World Cup campaign with a 7-0 win against Costa Rica | Football News

NEW DELHI: Favorite Spain fire a warning to their opponents with hammer Costa Rica 7-0 on Wednesday in their Group E opener world football championship 2022 at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar. The winning score is Spain’s biggest ever at a World Cup. And that was the heaviest defeat of the Central American team.
Ferran Torres scored twice for the 2010 world champion and, along with five other strikers, turned it into a goal-scoring superstar. It was a game completely in favor of Costa Rica when no goals were scored.
To avoid the fate of the Argentinian giants and group rivals Germany, the team had lost 1-2 to Japan before, Luis EnriqueHis side shined in Doha, dominating possession and taking their chances mercilessly.

In addition to Torres, who scored twice, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata were also on the scoresheet for teams reaching the Euro 2020 semi-finals in a fierce match.
In the past year 2010 World Cup The winners paid the price for extravagance but all three strikers Luis Enrique selected scored in the first half to repay his faith in them.
The coach placed Asensio in the fake number 9, next to Olmo and Torres, starting with Morata and Ansu Fati on the bench.
The coach opted to deploy Manchester City midfielder Rodri Hernandez at centre-back, along with club team-mate Aymeric Laporte, correctly predicting his team would monopolize the ball.

It took just 11 minutes for La Roja to open the scoring, as Gavi forwarded Olmo to receive the ball in the box and the RB Leipzig winger made a superb touch to turn and another to put the ball in. ball gently past Keylor Navas.
Costa Rica, once surprising at the 2014 World Cup, beat Italy and Uruguay, drew England to top the group, but were divided by a second goal 10 minutes later.
Jordi Alba’s low cross was rammed by Real Madrid striker Asensio into his former team-mate Navas, who could have done more to save.
Torres scored from the penalty spot after Alba was fouled by Oscar Duarte – a soothing result on a difficult night for Los Ticos, who had never been in the game and were unable to get a shot on target. goal.

Barcelona forward Torres took advantage of a slower defense to score a fourth against Navas early in the second half.
Luis Enrique was able to let the bubbly Pedri and Torres off the pitch an hour before they rested for Sunday’s clash with Germany, and gave Barcelona’s teenage left-back Alejandro Balde his debut.
The 19-year-old exploded onto the pitch in preparation for Spain’s fifth goal, when substitute Morata crossed for Gavi with a confident finish.
Kopa Trophy winner Gavi became the third youngest goalscorer at the World Cup at 18 years and 110 days, behind Manuel Rosas of Mexico and record holder Pele.
Soler and Morata then started the action with goals in stoppage time to add misery to Costa Rica and help Spain flex their muscles in the perfect opening game in Qatar.
With the victory, Spain rose to the top of the rankings with 3 points, ahead of Japan in goal difference. They will face an ‘injured’ German team on Monday.
(With input from agencies)


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