Qatar 2022: Football Fans Express Same Fear as Spain Completely Demolish Costa Rica

Qatar 2022: Football Fans Express Same Fear as Spain Completely Demolish Costa Rica

  • Fans believe Spain are the team to beat in the World Cup after a Costa Rica rout
  • The Spaniards completely dominated the game as they cruised to a 7-0 victory
  • They now lead Group E, ahead of Japan who upset Germany in the earlier game

Football fans across the world were in agreement that Spain is the nation to beat in the World Cup, after Luis Enrique’s side’s masterful performance against Costa Rica.

The Spaniards were simply too good on the day, as they completely demolished their South American opponents 7-0 at the Al Thumama Stadium.

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Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates with teammates after scoring the seventh goal during the World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica at the Al Thumama Stadium. Photo by Clive Mason.
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Dani Olmo opened the scoring with a superb finish in the 11th minute, before Marco Asensio made it 2-0 10 minutes later.

Ferran Torres then made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 31st minute to take the game completely away from their opponents, but the 2010 World Champions were not done yet.

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It was the youngsters who turned on the style in the second half, as Torres got his second goal in the 54th minute before Gavi put his name in the record books with a stunning volley, with 16 minutes of regular time to play.

In added time, Carlos Soler made it 6-0 and the rout was rounded off by Alvaro Morata in injury time.

Costa Rica never really got going, as Spain exhibited frightening dominance for large parts of the game through goal possession and actual goals.

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On social media, fans were handed a brutal reality check, as they instantly came to the realisation that Spain are in fact one of the teams looking up to the challenge of winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Reactions below (explicit language warning):

Here are some of the reactions from fans after the rout:

“I hope Hansi Flick n the Argentina coach saw how you play with a team that sits with a low block and waits for you, let the ball do the talking and run riot straight”
“Spain was mad today”
“What Spain has done to Costa Rica is inhumane”
“The team to watch is Spain”
"Germany are in deep deep trouble. High possibility they lose to Spain and Japan beats Costa Rica."
"Germany need a miracle to not be eliminated again. Assuming it goes by gd and not h2d first"

Spain is in Group E along with Germany and Japan, and one of their most anticipated clashes will be the encounter with the Germans on November 27.

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