Spain thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 in their Group E match on the fourth day of the FIFA World Cup. This is Spain's biggest win in the World Cup. With this, after 11 years, another good news has come to the fore in Spain. In fact, Spain had not won any of its opening matches in the World Cup since 2010, although Spain has now broken this streak. At the same time, after this victory, the Spain team reached first place in Group E by beating Japan.
Spain dominated the whole match, with 82 percent ball possession in Spain's favor and Costa Rica proved to be weak throughout the match with just 18 percent ball possession. The first goal of this match was scored by Dani Olmo in the 11th minute with the help of youngster Pedri's assist. After that, Marco Asensio did not give the opposing team a chance to breathe and doubled the lead by scoring a goal in the 21st minute of the match. At the same time, instead of reducing Spain's lead in the match, Costa Rica made another mistake and gave Spain a penalty opportunity, which Ferran Torres did not miss the chance to capitalize on and scored his first in the match in the 31st minute of the match, while Spain's Scored the third goal.
Costa Rica remained scoreless until halftime, and Spain held a 3–0 lead at the halftime whistle. Instead of giving chances to Costaric in the second half, Spain showed even more aggression in the match. Spain scored a total of four goals in the second half of the match. The fourth goal of the match came in the second half 54 minutes, scoring Spain's Fela Torres, his second goal of the match. After him, the fifth goal for Spain was scored by young player Gavi in the 74th minute.
After this, Costa Rica was completely battered and they now had an almost impossible way to equalize or take the lead in the match. However, Spain did not stop even after taking a 5–0 lead, and in the 90th minute of the match, Carlos Soler scored a goal to increase Spain's lead to 6–0. 9 minutes of injury time was added at the end of the match and Spain's Alvaro Morat scored the last goal of the match in the 90+2 minutes of the match. With this, Spain won the match 7-0 at the final whistle of the referee in the match.