The first matches of the World Cup 2022 can surprise, but it is not a fact that this will happen in the confrontation between Spain and Costa Rica. Of course, if we consider the favorite of the match, then unconditionally they are the Spaniards. Better selection, great experience of playing with European teams and so on. The list can be long enough. But the World Cup Cup has repeatedly presented its viewers with a show about what will happen in this match, while the question is open. Is group E ready to surprise?
World Cup selection and team preparation
The Spanish national team passed the selection of the World Cup with dignity, and also performed well in the League of Nations. I would like to note that the Spaniards will have a lot of players for whom this Fifa World Cup will be the first in their careers. Despite this, it is more than obvious that this should only benefit the team. Since young players will also be added to experienced players. At the 2022 World Cup, matches in the group for the “red fury” will be an excellent test and the match with Costa Rica should become a springboard for them on the way to the playoffs.
As for Costa Rica, they did well in the FIFA World Cup qualification. On their way, they managed to win against such teams as the USA (2-0), Nigeria (2-0) and Canada (1-0). Each of the teams that opposed the Costa Ricans is quite well-played and strong. These victories can say one thing - the Costa Rica team is definitely ready for how it is received by Qatar.
Key international players
As noted earlier, the Spanish team will have many new players coming to the World Cup this year. Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Gavi, Pedri - these are all young talents who will add speed to the viscous football of the Spaniards. “Red Fury” is used to dragging opponents into their game and slowly but surely moving towards a goal scored. “Youngsters” will help more experienced players with faster progression of the ball and will definitely improve the implementation.
As for the Costa Rica team, I would like to note the older players who came to the World Cup. Let’s go through 3 lines: defense, midfield and attack.
- in the defensive line, I would like to mention the keeper - Keylor Navas. Incredibly skilled goalkeeper who is able to make the results of matches in the goal frame.
- can set the players up for serious matches.
- attack: Joel Campbell stands out the most here. A finisher and an all-rounder that does a great job up front.
World Cup prediction Spain – Costa Rica. Possible outcomes.
If we touch on World Cup prediction, then in the match Spain - Costa Rica, the Spaniards are required to win in class. But let’s look at what other outcomes are possible: -total corners for Spain 6.5B: the Spaniards will shoot a lot on goal. And if you remember that Costa Rica has Keylor Navas in the frame, then this is a very likely development of events. -individual total of Spain 2B: despite the fact that Keylor Navas is an excellent goalkeeper, the Spaniards have enough new performers, with whom the implementation should be on par.
|Total Spain - 2.5B||1.49|
|Total corners in Spain - 6.5B||1.7|
The main odds of the match Spain - Costa Rica
|Spanish victory||Draw||Costa Rica’s victory|