The selections of Spain and Costa Rica met in the third match of the day in Qatar 2022, with Spain's overwhelming victory 7-0.
Those led by Luis Enrique jumped onto the field to impose authority from the first minute of the game. At the Al Thumama Stadium.
A Spanish team that was merciless against its rival and a Costa Rican team that despite having Keylor Navas in their goal was massacred.
The first part passed with total dominance of the European eleven, who knew how to use their lineup well.
And that he managed the match at will, reaching up to 90% in possession of the ball.
The first goal would come in the 11th minute in the boots of the youthful Dani Olmo. In an action that Pedri started after a pass that Olmo caught and took it to the net.
Spain continued to press without giving those led by Luis Fernando Suárez the opportunity to deploy their lines.
The second goal for Spain was scored by Marco Ascencio, with a great shot crossed from the left in fraction 21 of the match.
The Costa Ricans only had to resist and try to block the overwhelming offensive of the "Red", but nothing seemed to stop them on the field.
Ferrán Torres would make it 3-0 on the stadium's scoreboard, with a goal from the maximum penalty that Navas was not able to cover.
There was already a win and Spain would go down in history, being the first time they had won the first match of a World Cup with such a huge score.
They went to rest knowing that it would be very uphill for the Central American country to turn the score around.
Even though the European team had won, they did not lower the intensity of their attack and it was in the 54th minute that Ferrán Torres signed his double in the match. after a great solo play inside the area.
Costa Rica was used to starring in good performances in the World Cups, but on this occasion Spain was a steamroller.
Gavi would arrive in the 74th minute to make the match 5-0 as a result of the shot on goal of the youngest Spaniard in this World Cup.
Spain was still very comfortable making Costa Rica retreat, which could not find a way to deal with the "Red".
Costa Rica opened up in their forward ranks and continued to leave spaces that their rivals did not forgive.
The last two goals for Spain were in the last minutes at 90 Carlos Soler left the 6-0.
While Álvaro Morata closed the bulky win on aggregate 90 + 2, to put an end to his rival's agony.