Kick-off : 7:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
Spain have not had a good run in the previous two editions of the FIFA World Cup and they will hope to go all the way this time around.
La Roja’s good year this one should account for their success in coming games. They won against Jordan earlier in the month 3-1 in preparation for the FIFA World Cup.
Boss Luis Enrique will most likely use the 4-3-3 system against the Costa Ricans.
On the other hand, Costa Rica themselves will eye greater success in this year’s FIFA World Cup as the team will gauge the levels.
Los Ticos have no blemishes as such this calender year and they must carry forward the momentum. They last won against Nigeria 2-0 earlier in the month in preparation for the FIFA World Cup.
Manager Luis Fernando Suarez will likely drploy a 4-4-2 system against the Spanish to get the result.
Team news and possible lineups
Francisco Calvo is available for Costa Rica for the Spain game and will play.
As for Spain, Jose Gaya is out injured so Alejandro Balde has been caked up.
Spain XI : Simon, Carvajal, Laporte, P. Torres, Alba, Pedri, Busquets, Gavi, F. Torres, Morata, Fati.
Costa Rica XI : Navas, C. Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo, Tejeda, Bennette, G. Torres, Borges, Contreras, Campbell.
II think Spain are firm favourites from the off but give some credit to Costa Rica for their performances over the years and I think a close game awaits. May be Spain to win 2-1.