Spain vs Costa Rica World Cup, who can win Costa Rica vs Spain?

At 0:00 on November 24th, Beijing time, in the first round of Group E of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Spanish team will face the Costa Rican team. So who will win Spain vs Costa Rica? The following editor shares the analysis of the results of the World Cup match between Spain and Costa Rica.

Qatar World Cup 2022 – Spain vs Costa Rica who will win

Spanish team

“Matador” uses a rookie to take over

In the latest rankings of the FIFA men’s national team in the world, the Spanish team “Matador” is in seventh place, the team with the highest position in Group E.

In recent years, under the guidance of coach Enrique, the Spanish team has inherited the traditional 433 formation and pass-and-control tactics, implemented an oppressive offense, and used intense and quick short pass penetration to try to “pass” the ball into the opponent’s goal. With this tactical style of play, the “Matador” reached the semi-finals of the 2020 European Championships and won second place in the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League.

In the current Spain team, only Busquets and Alba remain from when they won the World Cup in 2010. New arrivals have replaced the other positions, and the strength of the midfield has been significantly weakened. Not only do Morata and Sarabia in the front row fail to compare to Torres and Villa at that time, but there is no playmaker like Harvey and Iniesta in midfield either.

However, under Enrique’s full cultivation, new stars such as Barcelona midfielder Pedri and striker Ferran Torres have gradually occupied the leading position in the team. Among them, Pedri, who is regarded as Harvey’s successor by the outside world, has become the core midfielder of the “Matador” by virtue of his active running and skilled personal skills.

In addition to Pedri, Garvey, aged 18, Fati aged 20, Ferran Torres, aged 22 and other rookies are in the Spanish team, and they have not had the opportunity to prove themselves in international competitions yet. In this World Cup, with the help of veterans like Busquets, these youngsters will gradually take over.

team costa rica

“Pirates of the Caribbean” looks forward to continued glory

In terms of reputation, Costa Rica are the least favored team in Group E. The “Pirates of the Caribbean”, who have advanced to the World Cup finals six times, are currently in ranked 31st in the world, and his best result is the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In the 2014 World Cup, the Costa Rican team was grouped with England, Italy and Uruguay, the three World Cup champion teams, and finally qualified as the top of the group. Therefore, the team is likely to play the role of “dark horse” in this World Cup.

However, in recent years, the lineup of the Costa Rica team has been weak, and the talent fault has been serious after the end of the golden generation. The number one star in the team is the goalkeeper Paris 35-year-old Keylor Navas still. In the 2018 World Cup, the Costa Rican team did not win a single match. This World Cup once again came to the “group of death”. Their aim is to reproduce the miracle of 2014. (Source: Beijing Evening News, Reporter: Wang Yang)

  Spain against Costa RicaProspective analysis of the event

The Spanish team and the German team, who are also in the “group of death”, share the same disease. Both were eliminated in the group stage as the defending champions, but are no longer at their peak. The difference is that World Cup champion South Africa has basically completed the reset of the old and the new.

Compared to the past, this Spanish team is younger and more civil, and most of the players have never participated in the World Cup before. Although the team still has problems such as a lack of leaders and unfavorable strikers, this young team has entered an upward phase.

I’m afraid that only the Costa Rican team can feel “kind” to the “group of death”. In the 2014 World Cup, the three cup champions Italy, England and Uruguay formed a real group of death, and the Costa Rica team that joined them was unanimously considered a great foil. But in the end, the “foil” became the protagonist, and the Costa Rican team qualified as the top of the group, finally progressing to the quarter-finals, becoming the biggest dark horse of the year.

Today’s Costa Rica team is getting a bit old. The “goal god” Navas, who became a nightmare for many shooters eight years ago, and the striker Ruiz are still in the team There are more than ten players over 30 years old. And now, the dark horse has become a “white horse”, and a “sneak attack” is no longer effective. Therefore, in the face of the “Matador” revival, it is not easy for the Costa Rican team to be upset again. (Source: China News Network)

Editor in charge: Zeng Shaolin

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