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Spain - Costa Rica in the World Cup in Qatar 2022 live: result and live data


The teams of Spain and Costa Rica meet this Wednesday for Group E, in what will be their debut in the World Cup in Qatar. Follow here live.

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Why do they call Spain "La Roja"?

What do their colors mean?

Forward Ansu Fati celebrates Spain's first goal against Jordan.

(Photo: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/afp/AFP via Getty Images)

The Spanish soccer team has been known for not long as "La Roja", a nickname that has earned it a controversy with Chilean fans because their national team has been called that way since the eighties.

Why is the Spanish team called "La Roja"?

Spain's national soccer team had earned the nickname "Red Fury" for the way they faced their rivals at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, where they won the silver medal.

Since then, her "direct, aggressive and energetic" style and the color of her shirt (red, in honor of her flag, with a golden lion embroidered on the chest) have identified her with this nickname.

But in 2004, when former player Luis Aragonés arrived to lead the Spanish team, he asked that the nickname "La Roja" be used to give the team an identity.

"I would like it to have a name, an identity. Just like Brazil is the


or Argentina the albiceleste, I would like Spain to be La Roja," said Aragonés, as recalled by sports journalist Miguel Gutiérrez in his book "

Soccer Phrases


Aragonés was also responsible for putting an end to 44 years of waiting for Spain to win an important international title by winning the 2008 Euro Cup.

Chilean fans claim exclusivity

That good run that Spain had achieved with Aragonés and later with Vicente del Bosque came crashing down in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when they were eliminated from the group stage.

"La Roja" lost to "La Roja" or, put another way, the Spanish team was beaten 2-0 by a Chile that played a great game.

A match that had been heating up since before it was played in the emblematic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Chilean fans launched a huge campaign on social media under the hashtag "#LaRojaEsNuestra".

With this, they claimed that the Spanish team had appropriated their name.

Not only that, they demanded that the winning team keep the exclusivity of the nickname.

"Because history has given us a name and since we can remember we have called our team La Roja. A couple of years ago, a team devoid of identity appropriated our name, our color. Chileans, the time has come to recover what that by history belongs to us", is heard in the video.

The Chilean team has also been known as "La Roja" because of the color of its shirt since at least two decades before Spain was named that way.

With information from Juan Andrés Muñoz.

2 hours ago

Why are Costa Ricans called "the Ticos"?

(Credit: Joe Allison/Getty Images)

This is the sixth time that Costa Rica has qualified for a World Cup.

The euphoria that was experienced in the locker room after a solitary goal by Joel Campbell gave them victory against New Zealand in the playoffs moved to the streets of San José, where the Costa Ricans celebrated in style when their team went to Qatar .

Now the Ticos, as the natives of this Central American country and their soccer team are colloquially known, will again face the big favorites in what is perhaps the group of death in the World Cup.

Spain, Germany and Japan will be their first rivals in the group stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

But this is not the first time that Costa Rica has had to play against the best in the world.

In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Ticos surprised and their nickname was heard in such a loud way that they even won the title of "giant killer": they beat Uruguay, Italy and Greece, tied with England and took the Netherlands to penalties, getting thus reaching the quarterfinals.

But where does his pseudonym come from and what does the "pura vida" of La Sele mean, as the Costa Rican team is also called?

All or almost all of the soccer teams in the world have nicknames other than their official name that identify them among the fans.

There are some more original than others and they usually have to do with the colors that give their uniform identity.

In the case of Costa Rica, it has more to do with the use of language in the Central American country.

Costa Ricans are known colloquially around the world as ticos, which comes from using the suffix -ico/ica as a diminutive when speaking.

And it is that if you go to this country you will notice that one of its hallmarks when expressing itself is the use of diminutives that end in -ico instead of -ito as in other Spanish-speaking countries.

Little, little brothers



instead of

little, little brothers



As explained in the virtual forum of the Cervantes Institute, the suffix


is used by speakers from the Andean, Caribbean and Central American areas or, in the Spanish of Spain, those from the eastern zone (Aragón, La Mancha and the eastern Andalusian zone). ).

The tico "pura vida"

Few phrases are as typical of Costa Rica as "pura vida".

The popular expression that is always on the lips of Costa Ricans.

It has to do with the ethical way of seeing the world: kindness, simplicity, all good.

We saw the phrase on the players' shirts when they qualified.

What is behind these two words?

In 2019 we asked the then president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, and this was his answer.

With information from CNN's Raúl Sáenz

2 hours ago

This is the Spanish squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup: stars, players, possible starting lineup

The Spanish players, Eric García, Gavi and Pedri after a friendly against Albania before Qatar 2022. (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Led by Luis Enrique, Spain arrives as one of the favorites for the World Cup in Qatar, with figures such as Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Ansu Fati standing out.

After the mess of 2018 with the arrival and dismissal of Julen Lopetegui and after Luis Enrique's forced absence due to a personal issue, the coach has achieved a new identity for La Roja with young players and an ideal tie (6 wins, a draw and a defeat).

Now she is seventh in the FIFA ranking.

In the Eurocup that was played in 2021, Spain was a semifinalist, eliminated by the eventual champion Italy, and in the League of Nations it is the leader of Group A2.

In 2021 they lost the final of the last edition of that League against France, but since then they have only lost one game (against Switzerland).

Here, a review of the stars of La Roja.

The Spanish stars of Qatar


The midfielder from the Canary Islands for FC Barcelona, ​​at just 19 years old, is already one of the banners of Spanish football due to his creativity when it comes to generating play and his incombustible physique.

In 2020 he made his debut in the Spanish First Division.

In 2021 he made his debut with the Spanish national team to play the qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar.

That year he ended up playing the Eurocup and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (postponed to 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic).

Since then, he has become a fixture at both his club and the national team.

In 2021 he also won the Golden Boy, the award that rewards, in the style of the Ballon d'Or, the best young player in the world under 21 years of age.

Sergio Busquets

At 34 years old, he is the captain of the team.

He was world champion with Spain in 2010 and Europe in 2012 and this will be his fourth world championship.

He also won three Champions League with FC Barcelona.

He is the third player with the most matches in the history of the Spain team with 139 matches before the World Cup began in Qatar.

Despite his age and suffering in the most physical matches, Busquets is one of the indispensable midfielders for FC Barcelona and the Spanish team due to his ability to organize the game.

Ansu Fati

Another of the promising youngsters of FC Barcelona and the Spanish team is Ansu Fati.

At 20 years old, the striker is one of the most talented players in Spanish football due to his ability to score and look for the goal, but he arrives at Qatar 2022 with the shadow of knowing if he will be able to recover his level after two years in which he has suffered serious injuries, including one to the meniscus that led to surgery.

The Spanish coach, Luis Enrique, said that he was one of the players who surprised him the most the first time he saw him: "On the first ball that Ansu touched, he hit his mark and they gave him a penalty and I told a partner 'but what is this, Oliver and Benji (known in Latin America as Supercampeones)?'".

He obtained the mark of being the youngest player to score an official goal in the history of the Spanish team at 17 years and 311 days, until he was surpassed by his teammate and national team Gavi at 17 years and 304 days.

Complete list of summoned from Spain

When he announced the squad for the World Cup, Luis Enrique said, with his particular style, that he had a 'macanuda' list.

"I am fully convinced that we are going to fight," he said.

This is the list of the 26 called, which has some notable absences such as defense Sergio Ramos and striker Lago Aspas.


Unai Simón

Robert Sánchez

David Raya


Dani Carvajal

César Azpilicueta

Eric García

Hugo Guillamón

Pau Torres

Aymeric Laporte

Jordi Alba

Alejandro Balde


Sergio Busquets



Carlos Soler

Marcos Llorente




Ferran Torres

Pablo Sarabia

Yeremy Pino

Álvaro Morata

Marco Asensio

Nico Williams

Ansu Fati

Dani Olmo

Possible starting lineup

Spain debuts this Wednesday against Costa Rica.

The group stage will also face him against Germany (Sunday, November 27) and against Japan (Thursday, December 1).

For this Tuesday, according to Marca's forecast, there are eight players who could take the field: Unai Simón in goal;

Dani Carvajal, Laporte and Jordi Alba in defense;

Busquets, Pedri and Gavi in ​​midfield and Marco Asensio up front.

The biggest doubts, agree other local media such as Antena 3, are precisely in the offensive.

In a recent Twitch broadcast, Luis Enrique evaluated the Costa Rican team.

"The game against Costa Rica will be similar to that of Jordan. A team locked up behind, something common that we usually find in the matches of the Spanish National Team. They are difficult games, but they also have many possibilities if we manage to circulate the ball quickly, if we arrive inside, outside, if we finish... it's difficult but we're used to that and it doesn't worry me," he said.

With information from Sergio Gómez, Sebastián Jiménez Valencia, Felipe Monforte and Ángela Reyes from CNN en Español.

2 hours ago

This is the Costa Rica squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup: stars, players, possible starting lineup

Kaylor Navas.

Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images

The lasting emotion of soccer is woven at the tip of feats.

And if Costa Rica advances to the next round in Qatar 2022, of course, its players will be considered heroes of Central American soccer.


In this, his sixth world cup, he will have to overcome the obstacles of Group E that he shares with two world champions: Spain and Germany.

The challenge is completed by Japan.

These are the players who, led by Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suárez, hope to surpass Costa Rica's historic participation in Brazil 2014, when they reached the quarterfinals.

The figures of Costa Rica in the World Cup

Keylor Navas


1.85 meters.

35 years.

He is a veteran of the national team (he has played more than 100 matches) and a soccer legend from his country.

He from Saprissa in Costa Rica went on to Spanish football with Albacete and Levante before arriving at Real Madrid, where he became the idol of millions.

After achieving an enviable record for any player with the white team, he is now a goalkeeper for Paris Saint German, a team full of stars.

Joel Campbell


1.78 meters.

30 years.

He has played in several world leagues including Spain's LaLiga (Real Betis, Villareal), Italy's Serie A (Frosinone) and England's Premier League (Arsenal), among others.

He is currently part of the Club León de México.

"In the tie, what happened between Joel Campbell and Keylor Navas was gigantic," Costa Rican sports commentator Monica Malavassi told CNN.

"I give more than 50% of the credit for qualifying these two players," she said.

Players called up for the World Cup in Qatar


Keylor Navas

Stephen Alvarado

Patrick Sequeira


Francis Calvo

John Paul Vargas

Kendall Waston

Oscar Duarte

Daniel Chacon

Keysher Fuller

carlos martinez

Bryan Oviedo

Ronald Matarrita


Yeltsin Tejeda

Celso Borges

Youstin Salas

roan wilson

gerson torres

douglas lopez

jewison bennette

Alvaro Zamora

Anthony Hernandez

Brandon Aguilera

Bryan Ruiz


Joel Campbell

Anthony Contreras

Johan Venegas

possible alignment


Keylor Navas


Carlos Martinez, Oscar Duarte, Daniel Chacon, Bryan Oviedo

Volantes: Douglas López, Anthony Hernández, Roan Wilson, Bryan Ruiz

Delanteros: Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras

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España - Costa Rica en Qatar 2022: a qué hora empieza y cómo ver por televisión e internet

Sergio Busquets, medio de España, y Keylor Navas, portero de Costa Rica. (Crédito: imagen creada con fotos de Getty Images)

Llegó el cuarto día del Mundial de Qatar 2022. Este miércoles, la fase de grupos continúa su curso con cuatro partidos.

Los encuentros marcarán el debut en esta Copa del Mundo de las selecciones que integran los grupos E y F.

En relación con el Grupo E, se jugará el Alemania vs. Japón y el España vs. Costa Rica. En tanto, respecto al Grupo F, se llevará a cabo el Marruecos vs. Croacia y el Bélgica vs. Canadá.

Aquí nos enfocaremos en España y Costa Rica. Ambas selecciones buscan en Qatar una mejor participación que en el Mundial de 2018, cuando los europeos se quedaron en octavos de final tras perder en penales con Rusia y cuando los latinoamericanos quedaron de últimos en su grupo.

El encuentro entre españoles y costarricenses se jugará en el Estadio Al Thumama, en Doha. A continuación, todos los detalles para que no te lo pierdas.

A qué hora es el España vs. Costa Rica

  • México: 10 am
  • Estados Unidos: 11 am
  • Argentina: 1 pm
  • Colombia: 11 am
  • España: 5 pm
  • Perú: 11 am
  • Venezuela: 12 pm
  • Ecuador: 11 am

Cómo ver por televisión e internet

  • México: Sky Sports
  • Estados Unidos: Fox, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes, Peacock
  • Argentina: DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV GO
  • Colombia: DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV GO
  • España: Gol Mundial, tve,
  • Perú: DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV GO
  • Venezuela: DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV GO, Televen

  • Ecuador: DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV GO

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Source: cnnespanol

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