Spain will take on Costa Rica in a Group E fixture to kick off their World Cup campaign on Wednesday. It’s a 4:00 pm GMT kick-off at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha. Let’s take a quick look at official Spain vs Costa Rica lineup and gather the latest team news.
Spain vs Costa Rica | Group E
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Kickoff-Time: 5:00 pm Spanish Time | 10:00 am Costa Rica Time
Venue: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
Live: FOX, ITV1, Telemundo, fuboTV, Peacock Premium, ITV Hub
Spain’s Confirmed Lineup vs Costa Rica
|Defender||Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Alba|
|Midfielder||Gavi, Basquets, Pedri|
|Forward||Torres, Asensio, Olmo|
Barcelona trio Sergio Basquets, Pedri, and Gavi will take the middle of the park.
Valencia skipper Jose Gaya suffered a sprained ankle during training. The left-back is ruled out of the tournament and is replaced by Barcelona’s young-gun Alejandro Balde.
Alvaro Morata and Dani Carvajal are recovering from a little cold.
Costa Rica’s Confirmed Lineup vs Spain
|Defender||Martinez, Fuller, Duarte, Calvo, Oviedo|
|Midfielder||Campbell, Borges, Tejeda, Bennette|
PSG veteran Keylor Navas is the obvious choice as the shot-stopper. Former Arsenal forward Joel Campbell will be a key player against Spain.
Los Ticos boss Luis Fernando Suarez has no injury concerns. He will have a fully fit squad.