Spain and Costa Rica line-up for World Cup start 11 for Group E match in Qatar 2022 | Update News

Spain will be well aware of rivals Costa Rica’s taste for World Cup shock ahead of teams competing in their first Group E game on Wednesday.

Eight years ago, the Costa Ricans beat Uruguay and Italy and drew with England, coming out of a group of all three before advancing to the quarter-finals.

With Germany and Japan also in their group this time, Spain cannot afford to be the victim of a similarly unexpected result at Al Tumama Stadium.

Below are the expected lineups for both teams.

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Lineups of Spain vs. Costa Rica

Luis Enrique has insisted that he won’t play for the favorites when it comes to picking his lineup against Costa Rica.

The 52-year-old is focusing on training before naming a team for Spain’s first game in Group E.

“I will only select players who are in full shape and ready for intense training here,” he said.

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

Spain forecast starting from 11

Estimated lineup of Spain (4-3-3, right to left): 23. Simon (V) – 20. Carvajal, 4. P. Torres, 24. Laporte, 18. Alba – 26. Pedri, 5. Busquets, 9. Gavi – 11. F. Torres, 7. Morata, 22. Sarabia

  • Injured: Guillamon
  • Suspended: no

FROM Ferran Torres as well as Alvaro Morata it looks like some starters on the right flank and in front, respectively, Enrique’s most important decision, perhaps, comes to the left of his attack.

Ansu Fati, Marcos Asensio as well as Pablo Sarabia everyone is arguing, with the latter most likely to get the nod based on his participation in recent starting lineups.

Costa Rica Predicts Start 11

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

  • Wounded: no
  • Suspended: no

Costa Rica has no injury issues ahead of their first match and will be able to name an experienced squad to take on the might of Spain.

Keylor Navas is gearing up for his 108th stick match and Celso Borges will extend the national team record with his 156th match.

Spain and Costa Rica squads for the World Cup

Here are the 26 names on the rosters for each team at the World Cup in Qatar:


Job title No. Player Club Age Hats
GC 13 David Raya Brentford (English) 27 2
GC one Robert Sanchez Brighton (English) 24 2
GC 23 Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 25 27
DEF eighteen Jordi Alba Barcelona (SPA) 33 87
DEF fifteen Hugo Guillamon Valencia (SPA) 22 3
DEF 2 Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea (English) 33 42
DEF twenty Dani Carvajal Real Madrid (SPA) thirty 31
DEF 3 Eric Garcia Barcelona (SPA) 21 19
DEF fourteen Alejandro Balde Barcelona (SPA) 19 0
DEF 24 Aymeric Laporte Manchester City (ENG) 28 16
DEF four pau torres Villarreal (SPA) 25 22
AVERAGE 5 Sergio Busquets Barcelona (SPA) 36 146
AVERAGE 9 Gavi Barcelona (SPA) eighteen 13
AVERAGE eight Koke Atletico Madrid (SPA) thirty 68
AVERAGE 6 Marcos Llorente Atletico Madrid (SPA) 27 17
AVERAGE 26 Pedri Barcelona (SPA) 19 fourteen
AVERAGE 16 Rodri Manchester City (ENG) 26 35
AVERAGE 19 Carlos Soler PSG (France) 25 12
FORWARD 21 Dani Olmo RB Leipzig (Germany) 24 25
FORWARD ten Marco Asensio Real Madrid (SPA) 26 thirty
FORWARD 25 Ansu Fati Barcelona (SPA) 19 5
FORWARD 7 Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid (SPA) 29 57
FORWARD 17 Eremi Pino Villarreal (SPA) twenty 7
FORWARD eleven Ferran Torres Barcelona (SPA) 22 31
FORWARD 12 Nico Williams Athletic Bilbao (SPA) twenty 3
FORWARD 22 Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) thirty 25

Costa Rica

Job title No. Player Club Age Hats
GC eighteen Esteban Alvarado Herediano (CRC) 33 24
GC one Keylor Navas PSG (France) 35 107
GC 23 Patrick Sequeira CD Lugo (SPA) 23 2
DEF fifteen Francisco Calvo Konyaspor (TUR) thirty 75
DEF 6 Oscar Duarte Al Wehda (SAU) 33 70
DEF four Keisher Fuller Herediano (CRC) 28 29
DEF 16 Carlos Martinez San Carlos (CRC) 23 5
DEF 22 Ronald Matarrita FC Cincinnati (USA) 28 52
DEF eight Brian Oviedo Real Salt Lake (USA) 32 74
DEF 3 Juan Pablo Vargas Millonarios (COL) 27 eleven
DEF 19 Kendall Waston Saprissa (CRC) 34 61
DEF 2 Daniel Chacon Colorado Rapids (USA) 21 eight
AVERAGE twenty Brandon Aguilera Guanacasteca (CRC) 19 four
AVERAGE 9 Jewison Bennett Sunderland (ENG) eighteen 7
AVERAGE 5 Celso Borges Alajuelense (CRC) 34 154
AVERAGE 25 Anthony Hernandez Puntarenas (CRC) 21 2
AVERAGE 21 Douglas Lopez Herediano (CRC) 24 2
AVERAGE ten Brian Ruiz Alajuelense (CRC) 37 144
AVERAGE fourteen Justin Salas Saprissa (CRC) 26 3
AVERAGE 17 Yeltsin Tejeda Herediano (CRC) thirty 73
AVERAGE 13 Gerson Torres Herediano (CRC) 25 12
AVERAGE 24 Roan Wilson Greece (CRC) twenty 2
AVERAGE 26 Alvaro Zamora Saprissa (CRC) twenty 2
FORWARD 12 Joel Campbell Club Leon (MEXICO) thirty 118
FORWARD 7 Anthony Contreras Herediano (CRC) 22 eight
FORWARD eleven Johan Venegas Alajuelense (CRC) 33 80


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