FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Spain lead Costa Rica 3-0 at the break.© AFP




FIFA World Cup 2022, Spain vs Costa Rica Live Updates: Spain are in control of the proceedings as they lead Costa Rica 3-0 at the break in a Group E clash at the Al Thumama Stadium. Spain’s front three, comprising of Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and Ferran Torres, got on the scoresheet to leave Costa Rica on the backfoot. Minutes after placing his effort just wide, Olmo finally broke the deadlock in the 11th minute. Asensio then made it 2-0 after slotting Jordi Alba’s low-cross past Keylor Navas, who managed to get a hand to it. Torres made it 3-0 just after the half-an-hour mark, coverting the spot-kick, which was won by Barcelona teammate, Jordi Alba. (LIVE MATCHCENTRE)

Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Football Match between Spain vs Costa Rica straight from Al Thumama Stadium in Doha







  • 22:20 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: Half-Time

    Spain head into the break 3-0 up. Costa Rica have plenty of plenty of room for improvement in the second half, if they want to avoid a thrashing

  • 22:09 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: FOUL!

    Spain manage to clear the box, thanks to Busquets and Gavi, who wins a free-kick after twisting and turning. Costa Rica are looking helpless

  • 22:01 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: GOAL!

    And Ferran slots his effort calmly as Keylor Navas goes the other way! Spain are on top as Costa Rica are clueless.

  • 22:00 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: Penalty for Spain!

    Jordi Alba goes down in the box after a tackle from behind. Ferran Torres to take the spot-kick

  • 21:53 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: GOAL!

    Marco Asensio with a brilliant first-time finish to double Spain’s lead against Costa Rica. Excellent low cross from Jordi Alba.

  • 21:44 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: GOAL!

    Dani Olmo chips Keylor Navas to give Spain an early lead against Costa Rica. La Roja bossing the possession right from the get-go.

    Spain 1:0 Costa Rica

  • 21:39 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: ANOTHER CHANCE!

    Another big chance for Spain as Marco Asensio side-foots his effort just wide of the post. Keylor Navas with the full stretch and had the goal covered

  • 21:36 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: CHANCE!

    Dangerous ball in a but Dani Olmo places his volley just wide. Spain dominating the possession, as expected.

  • 21:31 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: We are underway!

    And we are underway at the Al Thumama Stadium. Spain attacking from right to left in this first half against Costa Rica.

  • 21:25 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: It’s time for the national anthems

    Both teams are out in the middle. Spain’s national anthem will be followed by Costa Rica

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: Spain’s Revival!

    Spain have the third youngester squad in this tournament, with Luis Enrique deciding to drop some big names for the team. He has once again backed a young squad. Can they go all the way this time?

  • 20:59 (IST)

    Spain vs Costa Rica: First competitive meeting between the two sides

    It is for the first time in their history that Spain and Costa Rica are playing each other in a competitive match. It also has to be noted that 20 of Spain’s 26 players in the squad are making their first appearance at a World Cup.

  • 20:47 (IST)

    FIFA World Cup LIVE: The line-ups

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of Spain vs Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022 match. Here are the line-ups:

    Spain XI: Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Rodri, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Asensio, Dani Olmo.

    Costa Rica XI: Keylor Navas; Martínez, Duarte, Fuller, Calvo, Oviedo; Tejeda, Celso Borges; Campbell, Bennette, Contreras.

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