2022 World Cup: Spain Demolish Costa Rica 7-0

By Chimezie Nebolisa

European giants Spain handed Costa Rica 7-0 demolition on Wednesday, their biggest ever winning margin at a World Cup in their Group E encounter.

Spain left no stone unturned as they tormented Costa Rica from the start, going 3-0 up after little more than 30 minutes.

Dani Olmo got the goals flowing in the 11th minute when he exchanged passes with Gavi and chipped Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Ten minutes later, Marco Asensio timed a run into the box perfectly to connect powerfully with a Jordi Alba cross.

Torres stroked home his penalty in the 31st minute and the winger scored his brace in the 54th when he took advantage of hesitant defending. Gavi, the youngest player to represent Spain at a World Cup, struck with a perfectly hit volley in the 74th minute before substitutes Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata rounded off a totally one-sided encounter.