Spain and Costa Rica will challenge each other for the best possible start to the World Cup campaign in their Group E opener on Wednesday.

Spain dominates this fixture, having two of three meetings, and one ending at a draw, as the previous three games produced a total of 12 goals.

Valencia left-back Jose Gaya is ruled out of the tournament with an injury, with young Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde called up for his replacement.

Head coach Suarez worries about Keylor Navas's struggle with a back injury but is anticipated to be fit for the game; otherwise, he has a fully fit squad at his disposal

Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F Torres, Morata, Fati

The Group E match encounters on Wednesday, November 23 will kick off at 9.30 PM IST, 4:00 PM Local Time. Venue