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With Spain, Germany and Japan, there are 3 very strong teams in group E. Costa Rica is the little brother in the group on paper and hopes for a new World Cup stunt. Will Spain start the tournament with a three-pointer? Follow it live here Wednesday at 5 p.m.

  1. Mutual confrontations. Spain and Costa Rica have already faced each other three times in a friendly game, but this is the first confrontation at a World Cup. In the three mutual friendly matches, Spain remained undefeated with 2 wins and 1 draw. . in advance, 16:22.
  2. in advance, 4:20 pm. Will Spain recover after 2 lesser World Cups? Spain was crowned world champion in 2010, but La Roja fared less well in the last 2 World Cups. In 2014 in Brazil, Spain already stranded in the group stage and four years ago in Russia it went out against the host country in the 1/8th finals. .
  3. in advance, 4 pm 10. Can Navas stunt again with Costa Rica? Keylor Navas is the eye-catcher in the base of Costa Rica. The PSG goalkeeper helped Costa Rica reach the 1/4th finals at the World Cup in 2014, their best performance ever. Ancien Bryan Ruiz, who we still know from his period at AA Gent, starts on the bench. With 2 important goals in the World Cup qualification, 37-year-old Ruiz played a crucial role for Costa Rica. .
  4. in advance, 15h29. Spanish line-up. Spanish national coach Luis Enrique lays his eggs in the midfield basket of Barcelona with the triangle Busquets – Pedri – Gavi. In the front he chooses the trio Olmo, Ferran Torres and Marco Asensio. .
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  6. in advance, 14:29. Costa Rica counts on Keylor Navas in first group match. With a back injury, the Costa Rican goalkeeper has been struggling since October and he also missed last week’s friendly match against Nigeria. Ronald Gomez, assistant coach at Costa Rica, confirmed on Saturday that Navas will normally be ready to play. At the 2014 World Cup, Costa Rica was the surprise of the tournament. It then also survived a “group of death” with England and Italy. Keylor Navas put up a fantastic tournament, so the Costa Ricans will be glad their talisman is fit.  .
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  8. in advance, 13:58. Enrique has to let Spain go far again at the World Cup. In 4 of its 5 last World Cups, Spain was group winner, although the machine often stalled afterwards. Reaching the semi-finals was only possible during the 2010 World Cup won in the most recent 13 editions.  Luis Enrique is leaving some big names at home this year, including Thiago and De Gea. Everything is dedicated to the sacred 4-3-3, which is why it is no coincidence that 7 players from FC Barcelona are among them.  Can Enrique turn his players’ noses all in the same direction?  .
  9. in advance, 13 hours 44. World Cup preview Costa Rica.
  10. in advance, 13:43. World Cup preview Spain.
  11. Before, 1:43 PM
  12. Spain setup. Unai Simón, Cesar Azpilicueta, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo
  13. Costa Rica setup. Keylor Navas, Keysher Fuller, Francisco Calvo, Óscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Anthony Contreras, Yeltsin Tejeda, Carlos Martínez, Celso Borges, Jewison Bennette, Joel Campbell

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