Spain will play Costa Rica in the first round of the group stage of the World Cup. The match will take place on November 23. Will Spain have trouble against Costa Rica?
Luis Enrique’s side qualified for the World Cup by winning Group B by 4 points over the Swedes. The team’s most recent achievement was reaching the playoffs of the Nations League.
Despite the defeat by Switzerland (1:2), Spain solved all the problems in the League. It won the second group of the League A. For this purpose it needed a victory over Portugal (1-0). It was this outcome that decided the outcome.
Spain has become a bit verbose. More often than not, it has made do with a minimum of goals. For example, it has scored no more than two goals in three of its five matches. One of the two exceptions was in the last game, in which Furia Roja defeated Jordan 3-1 on the road.
The Costa Ricans are traditionally strong, and highly ranked in the North American zone. Moreover, they managed to qualify for the World Cup. Costa Rica managed to get a victory in the decisive match. The victim was the New Zealanders (1-0).
The World Cup in Qatar will be Costa Rica’s third straight and sixth in history. Their most memorable performance was in 2014, when they reached the quarterfinals.
The team is undefeated in its last five matches in all tournaments, including friendlies, with four wins and one draw.
Logically considered the favorite Spaniards and the maximum that the Costa Rican team can count on a miracle is an unlikely draw, however, CR team can still get one point in his piggy bank.