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Spain vs Costa Rica World Cup lineup, 11 for Group E match at Qatar 2022

Spain vs Costa Rica World Cup: Spain will be well aware that Costa Rica could be a World Cup shocker before the sides face off in their Group E opener on Wednesday. Eight years ago, Costa Rica beat Uruguay and Italy to emerge from a group draw with England. Three before reaching the quarter-finals.

With Germany and Japan also in their group this time, Spain can afford to suffer a similar shock result at the Altima Stadium.

Spain vs Costa Rica Lineup

Luis Enrique has insisted he will not play favorites when it comes to picking his line-up to face Costa Rica.

The 52-year-old is using the training session as his guide before naming the squad for Spain’s opening game in Group E.

“I will select only those players who are fully fit and according to the intensity of training,” he said.

“I still don’t have my 11 for Costa Rica, but I have a little bit of an idea.”

Spain is predicted to start on the 11th.

Spain predicted lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 23. Simon (GK) — 20. Carvajal, 4. P. Torres, 24. Laporte, 18. Alba — 26. Padre, 5. Bisquets, 9. Gavi – 11. f. Torres, 7. Morata, 22. Sarabia

  • Injured: Guillamon
  • Suspended: None.

With Ferran Torres and Alvaro Morata looking like some of the starters at right wing and up front respectively, Enrique’s biggest decision arguably comes on the left side of his attack.

Ansu Fati, Marcos Asensio, and Pablo Sarabia are all in contention, with the latter likely to get the nod based on his inclusion in the recent starting line-up.

Costa Rica is predicted to start on the 11th.

(4-3-3, right to left): 21. Navas (GK) — 12. C. Martinez, 17. Calvo, 5. Duarte, 13. Oviedo — 9. Tejeda, 23. Bennette, 8. G. Torres — 7. Borges, 10. Contreras, 11. Campbell

Injuries: None.
Suspended: None.
Costa Rica has no injury concerns ahead of their opener and will be able to name an experienced line-up to counter Spain’s might.

Keylor Navas is in line for his 108th cap, while Celso Borges will add to his national team record 156th appearance.

Spain vs Costa Rica World Cup Squads

Here are the 26 names in each team’s squad list for the World Cup in Qatar:

Spain

PositionNo.PlayerClubAgeCaps
GK13David RayaBrentford (ENG)272
GK1Robert Sanchez Brighton (ENG)242
GK23Unai SimonAthletic Bilbao (SPA)2527
DEF18Jordi Alba Barcelona (SPA)3387
DEF15Hugo GuillamonValencia (SPA)223
DEF2Cesar AzpilicuetaChelsea (ENG)3342
DEF20Dani Carvajal Real Madrid (SPA)3031
DEF3Eric GarciaBarcelona (SPA)2119
DEF14Alejandro BaldeBarcelona (SPA)190
DEF24Aymeric LaporteManchester City (ENG)2816
DEF4Pau TorresVillarreal (SPA)2522
MID5Sergio BusquetsBarcelona (SPA)36146
MID9GaviBarcelona (SPA)1813
MID8KokeAtletico Madrid (SPA)3068
MID6Marcos Llorente Atletico Madrid (SPA) 2717
MID26PedriBarcelona (SPA)1914
MID16RodriManchester City (ENG)2635
MID19Carlos SolerPSG (FRA)2512
FWD21Dani OlmoRB Leipzig (GER)2425
FWD10Marco AsensioReal Madrid (SPA)2630
FWD25Ansu FatiBarcelona (SPA)195
FWD7Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid (SPA)2957
FWD17Yeremi PinoVillarreal (SPA)207
FWD11Ferran TorresBarcelona (SPA)2231
FWD12Nico WilliamsAthletic Bilbao (SPA)203
FWD22Pablo SarabiaParis Saint-Germain (FRA)3025

Costa Rica

PositionNo.PlayerClubAgeCaps
GK18Esteban AlvaradoHerediano (CRC)3324
GK1Keylor NavasPSG (FRA)35107
GK23Patrick SequeiraCD Lugo (SPA)232
DEF15Francisco CalvoKonyaspor (TUR)3075
DEF6Oscar DuarteAl-Wehda (SAU)3370
DEF4Keysher FullerHerediano (CRC)2829
DEF16Carlos MartinezSan Carlos (CRC)235
DEF22Ronald MatarritaFC Cincinnati (USA)2852
DEF8Bryan OviedoReal Salt Lake (USA)3274
DEF3Juan Pablo VargasMillonarios (COL)2711
DEF19Kendall WastonSaprissa (CRC)3461
DEF2Daniel ChaconColorado Rapids (USA)218
MID20Brandon AguileraGuanacasteca (CRC)194
MID9Jewison BennetteSunderland (ENG)187
MID5Celso BorgesAlajuelense (CRC)34154
MID25Anthony HernandezPuntarenas (CRC)212
MID21Douglas LopezHerediano (CRC)242
MID10Bryan RuizAlajuelense (CRC)37144
MID14Youstin SalasSaprissa (CRC)263
MID17Yeltsin TejedaHerediano (CRC)3073
MID13Gerson TorresHerediano (CRC)2512
MID24Roan WilsonGrecia (CRC)202
MID26Alvaro ZamoraSaprissa (CRC)202
FWD12Joel CampbellClub Leon (MEX)30118
FWD7Anthony ContrerasHerediano (CRC)228
FWD11Johan VenegasAlajuelense (CRC)3380

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