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Fifa World Cup Highlights: Spain thrash Costa Rica 7-0, Japan shock Germany

FIFA World Cup Qatar Live Score and Updates: It was a night full of good games. While Japan shocked Germany 2-1, coming from one goal behind, Spain were on a scoring spree and beat Costa Rica 7-0

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Spain Football Team during Spain vs Costa Rica at the Fifa World Cup 2022. Photo: @FIFAWorldCup

Spain Football Team during Spain vs Costa Rica at the Fifa World Cup 2022. Photo: @FIFAWorldCup

Fifa World Cup Qatar Highlights

Spain vs Costa Rica: Spain registers biggest win in World Cup history

The Spanish team full of young heavyweights pulled in their biggest victory in World Cup history as they thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar. They broke the record of the previous biggest win by a Spanish team in the World Cup, which was achieved in 1998 when Spain beat Bulgaria 6-1. 

Costa Rica, on the other hand, equalled a record of which they would not be proud at all as their 0-7 loss mirrored a similar scoreline that their national team had achieved in the 1986 World Cup against hosts Mexico in Mexico City. 

Dani Almo, Marco Asensio, Gavi, Alvaro Morata and Carlos Soler scored a goal each while Ferran Torres scored a brace. 
Germany vs Japan: Ble Samurais shock the Germans

It was one of the most brilliant games that have been played in the Fifa World Cup 2022 so far as Japan overcame a first-half lead against an all-start German team and scored in the 75th and 83rd minutes through their substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano to win the game. 

Earlier in the first half, Germany dominated with almost 80% possession and a goal courtesy of a spot kick. It was scored by Gundaogan

Croatia vs Morocco: A goalless draw

In the game earlier today, Croatia, the runner up from the last World Cup played a draw against Morocco. The Luka Modric lead team was not able to break the Moroccan defence and thus the 90 minutes were not enough to eke out a result

Fifa World Cup Highlights: Catch all the updates from the matches between Japan and Germany and Spain vs Costa Rica at the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 here
11:39 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 7-0 Costa Rica: A match of contrasting records

 
The Spanish team full of young heavyweights pulled in their biggest victory in World Cup history as they thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar. They broke the record of the previous biggest win by a Spanish team in the World Cup, which was achieved in 1998 when Spain beat Bulgaria 6-1. 
 
Costa Rica, on the other hand, equalled a record of which they would not be proud at all as their 0-7 loss mirrored a similar scoreline that their national team had achieved in the 1986 World Cup against hosts Mexico in Mexico City. 
 
11:30 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 7-0 Costa Rica: Costa Rica equal their worst loss

 
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If it ends here, it is going to be one of the worst losses for Costa Rica in their history as they equal their biggest loss in a World Cup game. They were beaten 7-0 by Mexico at Mexico City in 1986. 
 
11:27 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 7-0 Costa Rica: Morata scores as well

11:24 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 6-0 Costa Rica: Soler makes it 6-0 for Spain

 
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This should be enough says the eyes of Kyler Navas as another goal has been pounded in the Costa Rican defence and as I say this there is another goal and it is 7-0. The sixth goal was scored by Carlos Soler. The seventh has been scored by Alvaro Morata and it is turning out to be one of the worst outings for Costa Rica 
 
11:16 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 5-0 Costa Rica: Could be the biggest victory for Spain at World Cup

 
84 Minutes
 
This could be the biggest win for Spain if they could continue with the same scoreline or score another without conceding. In 1998, They had beaten Bulgaria 6-1
 
11:13 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 5-0 Costa Rica: Navas to the rescue

 
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Alvaro Morata who has come in place of Ferran Torres wants to impress the coach and as a result, has a shot on goal. Kyler Navas, the Costa Rican skipper and goalkeeper did well to pull in a save. But it was anyways called off-side. 
 
11:06 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 5-0 Costa Rica: Finally Gavi scores

 
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Having been part of almost all four goals that Spain had scored so far in the game, Gavi has finally come in to play and scored his own goal. Spain lead 5-0 
 
11:03 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 4-0 Costa Rica: Asensio substituted

 
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Another substitution has been made by Spain as Nico Williams has come in place of Marco Asensio who scored the second goal of the game for Spain.
 
10:58 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 4-0 Costa Rica: Alba comes in, Busquets substituted

 
62 Minutes
 
Shot by Morata but it goes wide of Navas and the goalpost as well. But just after that shot, Spain made a substitution as well. Experience Sergio Busquets has been substituted by Koke. In another substitution, Jordi Alba, another experienced player came in place of Alejandre Balde
 
10:49 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 4-0 Costa Rica: Ferran Torres substituted

 
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Torres would not be able to get a hat trick here as he has been substituted. Alavaro Morata has come in his place. Can Spain get to 5-0 now is the question
 
10:46 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 4-0 Costa Rica: Ferran Torres with a brace

 
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Goallllll!!!! It was all the brilliance of Gavi who ran on the right win and created a ball for Ferran Torres, who did really well against one defender and then turned and got the ball through the legs of Kyler Navas. It is going really well for Spain here 
 
10:43 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 3-0 Costa Rica: Tiki-Taka play on

 
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Spain are always on the move it seems as even in the second half they have started on the offensive and created a lot of chances through their Tiki-Taka
 
10:40 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 3-0 Costa Rica: The second half begins

10:37 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 3-0 Costa Rica: Japan clean up the whole stand again

10:35 PM

Spain vs Costa Rica LIVE Score, Spain 3-0 Costa Rica: It is half time, here is a man famous Spain speaking

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 6:38 PM IST

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