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Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0, register their biggest ever win at World Cup

Spain dominated from the start, scoring three goals in first 30 minutes

WCup Spain Costa Rica Soccer Spain's Alvaro Morata, right, scores a goal from a penalty spot against Costa Rica | AP

Spain trounced Costa Rica 7-0 to register their biggest win in the World Cup on Wednesday at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. 

Ferran Torres netted the ball twice, sending a resounding message to the rest of the teams that Spain is in full form for the Qatar World Cup.

Mindful of the shock defeats dealt by lower-ranking teams to giants Argentina and Germany, Spain dominated against Costa Rica from the start, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes of the game. Spain racked up an impressive 994 completed passes to Costa Rica’s 166.

Apart from Torres, Dani Olmo, Gavi, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, and Alvaro Morata scored for the 2010 world cup champions.

Olmo netted the ball in the 11th minute of the game. Torres stroked home his penalty in the 31st minute and claimed his second in the 54th minute.

In 2010 when they won the World Cup, Spain scored mere eight goals in seven games.

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