Spain, Costa Rica, hopes for a possible best start

Spain, Costa Rica, hopes for a possible best start

Spain and Costa Rica are both off for a strong start as they begin their campaign in the 2022 World Cup. A strong start means they can keep up their momentum throughout their campaign in the World Cup. Their meeting will be on November 23, 2022, at 12:00 AM (GMT+8), as they meet for their group stage match. Spain, although they won their title in 2010, have failed to be as impressive as they were in the last two World Cups. Costa Rica on the other hand, listed their best finish in 2014, when they reached the quarter-finals that year.

Looking at their history, these two teams only have three meetings, but Costa Rica have never won against Spain. For those three matches they played, Spain took home two victories while the one was drawn between them. However, these two teams have yet to play against each other in the World Cup. With that being said, it will be exciting to see if Costa Rica can bounce back, at the biggest football stage. On those three meetings, they scored a combined goals of12 goals, with an average of four goals per game.

Spain wants to reclaim their lost glory

World Cup: Spain
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It is no longer surprising that Spain is on the top of their qualification campaign for the World Cup. Additionally, coming into this game, they managed to be victorious against Jordan in a 3-1 victory. Looking at it, they Spanish squad wants to keep things going and earn a win as early as their first game. For this World Cup, they decided to parade their young players, and will have to depend on them for their campaign. The 2022 World Cup will be Spain’s 16th World Cup, and their 12th consecutive appearance. They already have 99 goals in their World Cup history, and is eyeing to score their 100th goal in this match.

Jose Gaya pulled out from Spain squad due to an injury, and Alejandro Balde will replace him for their squad. Aside from that, there are no recent fitness concern this squad has.

Costa Rica aims to finally experience quarter-finals

World Cup: Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s journey to the World Cup is not east as they finished in the fourth place of CONCACAF, their qualification campaign. Luckily, they managed to defeat New Zealand in a very crucial game, giving them a spot in the World Cup. They actually have a very colorful campaign in the World Cup. They managed to reach the Finals in 1990, and reached the Round of 16 in 2002 and 2006. On their last match against Nigeria, they were able to pull off a 2-0 victory. As they open their campaign, they hope that they could pull off a victory on their first game.

No health issues Costa Rica are facing, and will begin their campaign in a healthy manner.


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