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Good evening friends of OA Sport and welcome to the LIVE broadcast of Spain-Costa Rica, valid for the first day of group E of the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar. This evening, in the Al-Thumama stadium in Doha, one of the main candidates for the final victory will make its debut, namely the “Red Furies” led by Luis Enrique, who will face another Spanish-speaking national team, Costa Rica, in a sort of ” intercontinental derby.
There Spain arrives at the most important appointment of the four-year period full of expectations: the CT ex Rome and Barcelona has not given himself limitsaiming at least for the final. The Iberian team’s qualification path was relatively simple: not even Sweden, which condemned Italy’s elimination five years ago, was able to stop the Spanish advance, present in Qatar with a team full of talent and youth, especially in midfield. Just think about Gavi and Pedro which, together with the much more experienced Sergio Busquetsshould form the center line. In general, a lot of Barca will be present, with the experience of Jordi Alba and the freshness of Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati who will give a hand to Luis Enrique’s eleven. Most likely the use of Laporte and Pau Torres as a central couple, while in goal we move towards the use of Unai Simon. Finally, as a tip, space for Alvaro Morataauthor of a decent season so far at Atletico Madrid.
The Costa Rica instead it was thelast team to detach the pass for Qatar, defeating in the intercontinental playoffs New Zealand for 1-0, thanks to a goal by Joel Campbellmeteor of European football ex Arsenal and Frosinone. The Central American team is at the third consecutive participation, and wants to try to repeat the extraordinary ride of the Brazilian edition, in which they even stopped on penalties to access the semi-finals, winning among other things against the “Azzurri” in his group. CT Suarez will rely on leadership of hers veterans: the aforementioned Campbell, Bryan Ruiz (who should start from the bench) and above all Keylor Navas, who will certainly have ownership with respect to the current situation in PSG. Space also for the defensive solidity of Bald (Konyaspor) and to the fantasy of Bennette (Sunderland).
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PROBABLE FORMATIONS SPAIN-COSTA RICA
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon, Carvajal, Pau Torres, Laporte, J.Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; F. Torres, Morata, Ansu Fati. Coach Luis Enrique.
Costa Rica (4-4-2): Navas, C. Martinez, Duarte, Calvo, Oviedo; Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Bennette; Contreras, Campbell. Herd Suarez.