2022 FIFA World Cup
2022 FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup Spain vs Costa Rica: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue:

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins for Spain here against Costa Rica in their Group E opener. Spain have now endured back-to-back disappointing World Cup campaigns ever since their fabulous triumph in 2010. A group stage exit at the 2014 edition, and a Round of 16 embarrassment at the hand of minnows Russia in 2018 is all Spain have got after their win in 2010.

Luis Enrique is out to now change that narrative, with his young Spain squad. This Spain team might not have the likes of Andres Iniesta and Xavi, but they certainly have a couple of youngsters who are ready to step into the shoes of that legendary midfield duo. Barca youngsters Pedri and Gavi are the ones in discussion, who have already established themselves as regular starters at the Catalan club in just their teenage years. And the list doesn’t end there as other young guns in Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Alejandro Balde, Dani Olmo are desperate to go blazing.

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Pedri and Gavi are ready to lead Spain into a new era. Credits: Twitter

On the other hand, are Costa Rica who are remembered for their famous run to the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup. They only bowed out after a falling to the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out. Their captain, Bryan Ruiz who was hailed for his phenomenal displays is back as well, playing into his last ever tournament at 37.

However, the Los Ticos were out in the group stage itself at the previous edition, and will hope to avoid it in Qatar. But a tough group stage campaign awaits them, with Japan and Germany games after this Spain opener. Nonetheless, Luis Fernando Suarez’s men will be high on confidence, as they have faced a defeat only once in their last 13 matches in all competitions.

2022 FIFA World Cup Spain vs Costa Rica: Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Date, Timing, Squad, Lineups, Venue

Spain will play Costa Rica in this 2022 FIFA World Cup fixture at the Al Thumama Stadium on November 23. The clash will kick-off at 9:30 PM [IST].

Date Match Time (IST) Venue
23 November 2022 Spain vs Costa Rica 9:30 PM Al Thumama

Spain vs Costa Rica – Squads

Spain

Position Name
Goalkeepers Unai Simon, David Raya, Robert Sanchez
Defenders Cesar Azpilicueta, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Jose Gaya, Dani Carvajal, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte
Midfielders Sergio Busquets, Marcos Llorente, Pedri, Rodri, Koke, Gavi, Carlos Soler
Attackers Alvaro Morata, Yeremy Pino, Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Ansu Fati, Nico Williams

Predicted Line-up:

Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F Torres, Morata, Fati

Costa Rica

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Keylor Navas could be an x-factor for the Costa Ricans in a tough group. Credits: Twitter
Position Name
Goalkeepers Keylor Navas, Patrick Sequeira, Esteban Alvarado
Defenders Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Carlos Martinez, Ronald Matarrita, Daniel Chacon
Midfielder Celso Borges, Anthony Hernandez, Jewison Bennette, Bryan Ruiz, Douglas Lopez, Gerson Torres, Roan Wilson, Alvaro Zamora, Brandon Aguilera, Yeltsin Tejeda, Youstin Salas
Attackers Anthony Contreras, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell

Predicted Line-up:

Navas; C Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Bennette, G Torres; Borges, Contreras, Campbell

Spain vs Costa Rica – Where to watch, Livestreaming

Sports18 SD and HD channels will live telecast this fixture in India, as JioCinema will livestream the game.