Dominant Spain thwart Costa Rica in FIFA World Cup

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DOHA: 2010 champions Spain began their FIFA World Cup 2022 marketing campaign in model as they thwarted Costa Rica 7-Zero within the second Group E conflict right here at Al Thumama Stadium on Wednesday.

Spain introduced themselves within the ongoing FIFA World Cup with a bang as they blew away struggling Costa Rica handy them the most important defeat of this 12 months’s mega occasion to date.

Luis Enrique displayed their domination over Costa Rica for almost all of the match and held possession for a whopping 82 per cent compared to Costa Rica’s 18.

The domination transformed into the primary purpose in simply 11 minutes when Dani Olmo calmly guided the ball to place the 2010 champions up entrance which was additionally their 100th purpose in all world cups.

Olmo’s strike within the 11th minute was additionally Spain’s earliest purpose in a world cup recreation after 2002.

Forward Marco Asensio then doubled Spain’s lead 10 minutes later as he swept the ball home off Jordi Alba’s low cross from the left edge.

The European facet had been in scorching type on the Al Thumama Stadium and a purpose from Ferran Torres on penalty put them in a commanding place earlier than the half-time mark.

Torres then scored once more after the break to retain Spain’s dominance earlier than Gavi and Carlos Soler joined the scoring within the regulation so as to add additional to Costa Rica’s distress.

Alvaro Morata’s stoppage-time strike was the cherry on high for Spain as they went on to assert the most important victory of the continuing mega occasion to date, surpassing England, who blasted six targets towards Iran.

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