Spain’s new young guard goes head-to-head with Costa Rica’s aging core in the second Group E suit of the day at the 2022 World Cup.
Luis Enrique’s Spain side is the third-youngest in Qatar, with just Ghana and the United States featuring younger typical sides, as the similarity Barcelona’s Pedri, Gavi as well as Ansu Fati enhance much more veteran stars like Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets as well as Álvaro Morata with hopes of bringing the Spanish back to magnificence.
Ever since winning the World Cup in 2010, this competitors has been difficult for La Furia Roja. They’ve won just 2 of their last 7 World Cup video games, heading out in the team phase in 2014 and falling to host Russia in fines in the last 16 four years earlier.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, will want to replicate its enchanting 2014 go to the quarterfinals, with some of the vital actors– specifically goalkeeper Keylor Navas and also forward Joel Campbell– still at the heart of what Los Ticos do.
Overmatched Costa Rica may be from a talent standpoint, it can be challenging to play against, as well as in Navas, it has a game-changer in objective, one that came up large against leading resistance in 2014, the last time Costa Rica was grouped with two top-tier European adversaries. With Germany falling to Japan in an earlier video game Wednesday, both groups must feel there’s opportunity to be had.
Spain had the better of the opening stages of the suit, as well as it virtually paid off with a sensational goal in the fifth min, Dani Olmo gambling on a close range volley on a ball over the top, just to push his chance wide of the far message.
Follow along here for online updates as well as highlights of objectives and also essential plays from throughout the suit