The Spaniards will look to get a good start to their World Cup campaign when they face the Central American side, Costa Rica, in Group E on Wednesday afternoon at Al-Thumama Stadium. Spain vs Costa Rica (SPN vs CRC) is one exciting match as both teams have gone under a revamp and have been growing since then.
Spain – La Roja has struggled to impress in their two World Cups since winning the trophy in 2010. There is no escaping the fact that The Spaniards have had a difficult few years by their own high standards, having been eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 competition. Spain was eliminated on penalties by hosts Russia in the round of 16 in 2018, but they advanced to the Euro 2020 semi-finals and are certainly capable of making a significant impression in this tournament due to their quality. So this year, Luis Enrique and his men will be all geared up to add another World Cup trophy to their cabinet.
Costa Rica – Costa Rica advanced to the quarter-final stage of the 2014 competition, their best finish in the finals. The Costa Ricans first competed in the World Cup finals in 1990, reaching the round of 16, before being eliminated in the group stage in 2002, 2006, and most recently in 2018. Costa Rica was the last team to qualify for the World Cup, so they will be under pressure to perform well and avoid being eliminated from the group this year.
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SPN vs CRC: Match Details
|Match||Spain vs Costa Rica|
|Date||23rd November 2022|
|Time||9:30 PM (IST)|
|Venue||Al-Thumama Stadium, Al-Thumama, Qatar|
SPN vs CRC: Broadcast Details
The match will be broadcast LIVE on Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD Channels in India. Those who want to watch the match online can do so via the Jio Cinema app.
SPN vs CRC: Head-to-Head stats
Spain and Costa Rica have met each other on 3 friendly occasions. However, Spain holds the upper hand as they won 2 and drew 1 with Costa Rica.
Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
Pedri Gonzalez: The Spanish side has undergone a lot of revamping over the past years. But out of all, Pedri Gonzalez stands out as the young midfielder who is full of grace and is very skilled on the ball. Spanish attackers will be looking up to him for the perfect pass.
Joel Campbell: The whole Costa Rican squad is full of muscles and they are well known for their strong physical game. Their star forward is one such player who can barge through the opponents’ defence and find the perfect scoring positions.
SPN vs CRC: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Goalkeeper: Unai Simon
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Jordi Alba, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo
Midfielders: Pedri Gonzalez, Pablo Sarabia, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz
Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Joel Campbell
Dream 11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For The Match
Captain: Alvaro Morata
Vice-Captain: Jordi Alba
SPN vs CRC: Predicted Line-Up
Spain possible starting line-up: Unai Simon; Dani Carvajal, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba; Pedri Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Pablo Sarabia; Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Ansu Fati.
Costa Rica possible starting line-up: Keylor Navas; Carlos Martinez, Francisco Calvo, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo; Yeltsin Tejeda, Bryan Ruiz, Gerson Torres; Celso Borges, Anthony Contreras, Joel Campbell.
SPN vs CRC: Team News
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