We start this Wednesday (23), the fourth day of the World Cup, another day filled with many games for those who love football, it is the advantage of the greatest show on earth related to the sport. Spain will make its debut against Costa Rica, at 1 pm, at the Al Thumama Stadium, the match will be valid for the round of Group E, which still features Japan and Germany.
Follow live the game between the teams. Throughout history, both have faced each other on three occasions so far, the Spaniards have the advantage: two wins and a draw, in addition to nine goals scored. The owner of the whistle will be Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Mohamed (UAE), with his respective assistants Mohamed Alhammadi (UAE) and Hasan Almahri (UAE).
Spain arrives at the World Cup with morale, especially after qualifying without difficulties, with six wins, one draw and one defeat. Recently, the team secured a place in the semifinals of the League of Nations. The cry was achieved through an away victory over Portugal, in a direct confrontation in the last round.
The Spaniards are betting on a younger selection, names like Pedri, 19 years old, Gavi, 18, and Ansu Fati, 20, are some of the ‘new bloods’ in the team. In addition, of course, mixing with the experience of the older ones, such as Dani Carvajal, César Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, who have experience in World Cups. With Gayà, cut due to injury, Alba takes over at left-back, with flu-like symptoms, Morata and Carvajal did not train, but they should not be absent. The probable lineup of Luís Henrique should have the following formation: Unai Simón; Carvajal, García, Pau Torres and Jordi Alba; Busquets, Pedri, Gavi; Ferrán Torres (Ansu Fati), Sarabia and Morata.
Seeking the same feat achieved in the 2014 World Cup, in Brazil, when it reached the quarterfinals of the tournament. The coach bets on the experience of Kaylor Navas and co, with the younger blood of Benette and Anthony Contreras aged 18 and 22 respectively. The likely lineup should be: Keylor Navas; Fuller, Óscar Duarte, Calvo and Oviedo; Gerson Torres, Celso Borges, Tejeda and Bennette; Campbell and Contreras.
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