Spain defeat Costa Rica

Spain Hit 7 Past Costa Rica in Their Biggest Ever World Cup Win

Spain claimed their biggest ever World Cup win and took pole position in Group E in a comfortable 7-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday.

As reported by ESPN, Dani Olmo opened the scoring with a neat turn and finish on 11 minutes to hand Spain an early lead at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar, and Marco Asensio doubled their advantage 10 minutes later with a well-taken finish from a Jordi Alba cross.

Costa Rice provided little in response, and their task became harder on 31 minutes when Alba was brought down by defender Oscar Duarte in the box, with Ferran Torres converting the ensuing penalty.

Torres added his second on 54 minutes when he took advantage of some sloppy Costa Rica defending before Gavi added another with a superb volley, becoming the youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in 1954. Striker Carlos Soler came off the bench and netted Spain’s sixth on 90 minutes, while fellow substitute Alvaro Morata scored a seventh moments later.

Spain, who last won the World Cup in 2010, face Germany on Sunday — a now pivotal game for Germany who suffered a shock defeat to Japan earlier on Wednesday.

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