FIFA World Cup 2022: Spain decimates Costa Rica 7-0
Spain virtually steamrolled a feeble Costa Rica 7-0 in the FIFA Group E match at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Wednesday.
Spanish fans could not have it better on a pleasant evening in Doha as Costa Rica failed to even take a shot at the goal, suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Europeans.
Teenage star Gavi, who also plays for Barcelona, became the youngest player since Brazil`s Pele to score a World Cup goal as he confidently steered home the ball in the 74th minute, taking his side ahead by four goals to nil.
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The Costa Ricans were unable to put up any resistance against a rampaging attack by the men in red since Dani Olmo`s 11th minute goal that put Spain ahead 1-0.
Costa Rica players were found fumbling with just 18 per cent ball possession and 12 fouls out of 20 in the match.
Ferran Torres scored twice — in the 31st minute and 54th minute, the first with a penalty. The other scorers were Asensio (21`), Soler (90`) and Morata (90+2`).
Spain meets Germany while Costa Rica take on Japan on Sunday at the Al Bay Stadium and Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, respectively.
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