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KEY STATISTICS: Spain v Costa Rica – SABC News


Spain will play Costa Rica at the World Cup in Doha on Wednesday.

When: Wednesday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. local time

Where: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha

Capacity: 40,000

Odds: Spain to win: 1/7

Costa Rica to win: 22/1

Draw: 6/1

Key statistics:

* Spain is now one of the dominant forces in the world game, having recently won the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, as well as the World Cup in 2010.

* Between November 2006 and June 2009, Spain went on a record 35-match unbeaten run, which included a 15-game winning streak.

* Spain have won six of their eight 2022 World Cup qualifiers, losing 2-1 in Sweden and drawing 1-1 at home to Greece.

* Costa Rica is CONCACAF’s third most successful nation and has qualified for three World Cup finals.

* Costa Rica are winless in their last six World Cup matches (regular time).

* Costa Rica won two pre-World Cup friendlies (against Uzbekistan and Nigeria) and drew one (against Korea Republic).

Previous meetings: The two countries have met only three times, all in friendlies. Spain won two of them — 2-1 in 2015 and 5-0 two years later — and one match ended in a 2-2 draw (2011).

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