SPAIN V COSTA RICA
WED 23RD November 10am
On paper, Luis Enrique’s youthful Spain team kicks up their World Cup campaign on Wednesday against Costa Rica, the group’s most accessible opponent. This will be the first formal meeting between the two countries; the last match, an international friendly in November 2017, concluded in a 5-0 victory for Spain, albeit the majority of that squad has since departed from international football.
The current Spain squad has been revitalised, and several of them are playing in their first World Cup. “They are young, and as a result, they are full of energy and optimism.” “I hope to see the best of them and play seven games in this World Cup,” Luis Enrique said to reporters on the eve of the game.