Spain vs Costa Rica: Lineups and LIVE updates

Can Luis Enrique finally lead Spain to international glory after coming so close in the recent past?

Spain, who last won a World Cup in 2010, go up against a Costa Rica side that reached the quarter-final of the 2014 edition, at the Al Thumama Stadium.

Spain comes on the back of a 3-1 win against Jordan last week, following with a 1-0 win over Portugal in the UEFA Nations League. La Roja find themselves in a rich vein of form and should be the favorites to win against Costa Rica.

The Costa Ricans were the last team to qualify for the World Cup. Although they crashed out of the group stage in 2018, they did top their group in 2014 which consisted of Uruguay, Italy, and England – all better teams than Costa Rica. This should give them enough confidence to progress to the Round of 16 from a group that also includes Germany and Japan.

Spain vs Costa Rica probable lineups

Spain XI (4-3-3): Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F Torres, Morata, Fati

Costa Rica XI (4-3-3): Navas; C Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Bennette, G Torres; Borges, Contreras, Campbell

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE updates

Spain and Costa Rica’s upcoming World Cup fixtures

Spain next face European Counterparts Germany on Sunday, 27th November, at the Al Bayt Stadium, while Costa Rica will lock horns with Japan earlier that day.


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