Spain took to the field of the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar on Wednesday evening started to devastate the hopeful, 31st-ranked Costa Rican squad in a 7-0 thump.
Midfielder Dani Olmo opened the scoring in the 12th minute and the pressure continued unabated until Alvaro Morata scored their side’s seventh unanswered goal in the 92nd minute.
gavi, Spain’s youngest player At just over 18 years old, he became the youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup since Brazilian legend Pele’s goal in the 1958 final.
The Spanish team is a mix of promising young players, such as Gavi and 19-year-old Pedri, along with a selection of season veterans.
Throughout the match, the Spanish side showed almost total control of the ball, taking 80 percent of total possession as Costa Rica struggled to keep pace for the rest of the match. Despite Spain’s steady attack, Costa Rica didn’t even manage to shoot on target.