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Costa Rica, Spain’s first rival in the World Cup

The selection of Costa Ricawhich has been imposed on New Zealand 1-0 in Doha, completes the Qatar World Cup 2022in which he will be the first rival of Spain in a Group E match on Wednesday, November 23 at Al Thumama Stadium.

The Tico team will later face Japan on Sunday the 27th at the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium Germany on Thursday, December 1 at Al Bayt.

The Costa Ricans had to play this playoff after finishing in fourth position in the final octagonal Concacaf, after Canada, Mexico and the United States. They started with four games without a win and took the place by winning the last three.

Costa Rica will play its sixth World Cup final phase, the third in a row. They reached the round of 16 at Italy 1990, made it to the group stage at Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006, reached the quarter-finals at Brazil 2014 and also failed to progress to the knockout stages at Russia 2018.

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