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The possible alignments of Spain-Costa Rica of the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Published:22/11/2022 - 20:52h

Updated:22/11/2022 - 20:52h

Spain debuts in the World Cup in Qatar next Wednesday against Costa Rica. Luis Enrique would already have defined his eleven, with a single doubt on the right side where the presence of Carvajal is not assured

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The selection of Spain will première in the Glass of the World of Qatar 2022 next Wednesday 23 November to the 17:00 local hours in front of Costa Rica. The 'Red' expects to begin with good foot his career in the international competition and will look for to achieve the three points with a conclusive victory in front of the square 'tica' that, a priori, presents like the 'link' feebler of the group And, which also is conformed by Germany and Japan.

For this reason, Luis Enrique will not save at all and, as diverse informations, already would have defined his eleven initial. The Asturian would follow trusting the block that attained the classification to the championship, although it still would have a doubt. Dani Carvajal Grieve goes going out of the picture gripal that kept him to the margin in the past training, by what Marcos Llorente and César Azpilicueta contest a place in the right band. To continuation, our forecast of the onces:

Likely alignment of the Spain-Costa Rica:

  • XI of Spain: Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, Rodri, Laporte, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; Ferrán Torres, Morata and Sarabia.
  • XI of Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Fuller, Óscar Duarte, Calvo, Bryan Oviedo; Gerson Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Bryan Ruiz; Joel Campbell and Anthony Contreras.

Unai Simón

The guardameta of the Athletic Club of Bilbao has consolidated like a 'indisputable' for Luis Enrique. Neither the best version of David Of Gea has supposed a threat for the Basque, whose titularity neither questions . The World-wide of Qatar will be his second big appointment with the Selection after the Eurocopa 2021, tournament where was leading and whose enormous participation expects to repeat in the peninsula arábiga.


The right side is the big doubt of the Asturian trainer. Because of the catarrh that finish to suffer, Dani Carvajal would not be in full conditions to go out of start. Thus, the experience of Azpilicueta presents him like the main candidate to occupy the right-handed band, with Marcos Llorente to the expectation. Rodri Would be the big surprise and would repeat his paper in front of Jordan like mate of Laporte in the centre of the saga, whereas Jordi Alba would split like left side.


The medullary will be blaugrana. The 'trident' conformed by Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Gavi is 'intocable' for Luis Enrique, that has opted for running to Rodri to the retaguardia before doing without his captain. By his part, the two 'jewels' of the FC Barcelona will look for to confirm in the elite in the greater stage of the football, whereas in the bench players like Koke and Carlos Soler will expect his opportunity.

Sarabia-Morata-Ferran Torres

Finally, the technician of the 'Red' would have clear his trio in attack. Morata Is the owner of the centre of the forward. In spite of the good level showed by Marco Asensio in this position in the friendly in front of Jordan, in addition to the presence of Dani Elm, the 'colchonero' does not touch . To the sides would accompany him Ferran Torres and Pablo Sarabia, usual in the phase classification, with Ansu Fati and Nico Williams like revulsivos in the bench.

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