DOHA, Qatar (November 23) —— The starting lineups, team news and how to watch Spain vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E opening match at Al Thumama Stadium. You can watch live streaming coverage of this game in the USA on Fox Network with Peacock TV Live and Telemundo streaming the action live for Spanish viewers.
STORYLINE: 2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain will open their quest to win another world title against CONCACAF team Costa Rica which is hoping to create an upset today or at least avoid being beaten. This is the first head-to-head matchup between Spain and Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup and I am expecting the European giants to come away with a victory today. Peacock TV Live and Telemundo are streaming the action live for Spanish viewers with TV broadcast in English on Fox Network. Also, You can watch every World Cup match live with fuboTV – U.S.-only with a 7-day free trial!
In their three previous meetings, which have all been friendly matches –Spain have been unbeaten against the Central American side –winning two of the encounters and the other game ending in a draw. This will be the fourth time since 2011 that Spain are facing Costa Rica. Since the three previous head-to-head meetings have produced 12 goals, I am expecting more of the same today!
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In team news, Premier League representatives Aymeric Laporte and Aymeric Laporte of Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively, are among the starters for Spain with the likes of Álvaro Morata and Eric García among the substitutes.
Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres and Pedri also among the starters today.
Meanwhile, veteran goalkeper Keylor Navas and former Arsenal attacker Joel Campbell are among the starters for Costa Rica today.
Costa Rica vs Spain Teams
Costa Rica team: Navas, Oviedo, Calvo, Duarte, Fuller, Bennette, Tejeda, Borges, Martinez, Campbell, Contreras. Subs: Alvarado, Sequeira, Vargas, Waston, Chacon, Matarrita, Salas, Wilson, Torres, Lopez, Zamora, Hernandez, Aguilera, Ruiz, Venegas.
Spain team: Simon, Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Alba, Busquets, Gavi, Pedri, Torres, Asensio, Olmo. Subs: Balde, Caravajal, Fati, Garcia, Guillamon, Koke, Llorente, Pino, Raya, Sanchez, Sarabia, Soler, P Torres, Morata