Coach Jorge Vilda says Spain will try to eke the best out of Alexia Putellas at the Women's World Cup after she made a cameo off the bench in Friday's ominous 3-0 win over Costa Rica
FIFA World Cup 2022: After a pulsating fortnight of first round action, the World Cup's group stage draws to a close with the final games in Groups G and H
Germany forward Kai Havertz compared his side's World Cup elimination to "watching a horror movie", with the team discovering their fate when the result of the game between Japan and Spain was displayed in the stadium.
Japan secured another incredible triumph after beating Germany in their opening game, with their progression from the "group of death" one of the greatest achievements in the country's footballing history.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Japan defeated Spain 2-1 as both qualified for the Round of 16 from Group E. Germany and Costa Rica were eliminated.
Spain are placed top of FIFA World Cup Group E while Germany are bottom. All 4 teams from the group are still in contention for Round of 16 qualification.
Costa Rica stunned Japan 1-0 thanks to a late goal at the World Cup on Sunday to blow Group E wide open and hand a potential lifeline to Germany
FIFA World Cup 2022, Japan vs Costa Rica Highlights: Keysher Fuller scored a goal for Costa Rica in the 81st minute of the game against Japan and that proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Teen talent Gavi is set for global stardom after he became the youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in Spain's 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday, his coach Luis Enrique said.
Ferran Torres netted twice and Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo, Gavi, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata were also on the scoresheet for the Euro 2020 semi-finalists in an emphatic romp.
Spain will take on Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup Group E fixture at the Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar
FIFA World Cup 2022, Spain vs Costa Rica Highlights: Ferran Torres scored twice as Spain thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 in a Group E clash of the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Al Thumama Stadium
Spain coach Luis Enrique insisted Tuesday that he is the team's leader in the absence of any obvious star player, ahead of their first World Cup game against Costa Rica.
Costa Rica became the last team to qualify for this year's World Cup as Joel Campbell's early goal gave the Central Americans a nervy 1-0 win over New Zealand in a play-off on Tuesday.
PSG did not specify the number of refugees given safe haven by Keylor Navas save to confirm the news, "because Keylor did not wish to publicise" his gesture.
A 93rd-minute own goal by the unfortunate keeper Yann Sommer from a Bryan Ruiz penalty gave the central American side a deserved 2-2 draw.
It's not the first time Capello has singled out Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar for criticism, saying in 2014 that he had "a very annoying attitude" and "falls to the ground every time you touch him".
Switzerland would like to post a win and ensure that there are no glitches on their way to the Round of 16.