He FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 continue on fridayon FS1 and the FOX Sports app) with Spain battling Costa Rica in a Group C match at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand.

Spain is led by the veteran Ivana Andrés and has a large number of offensive weapons. But one of them, superstar midfielder Alexia Putellas, was on the bench for the start of this tournament.

The development came as a surprise given that Putellas is a back-to-back Ballon d’Or winner, FOX Sports’ No. 1 player in this year’s tournament, and also considered one of the biggest X-factors in the World Cup.

However, Spain will still have a wealth of talent on the pitch, including star striker Jennifer Hermoso, a 2023 Golden Boot contender and FC Barcelona’s all-time top scorer.

On the other hand, Costa Rica does not lack star power of its own. The Ticas they are led by outstanding midfielders Raquel Rodríguez—the national team’s record scorer with 55 goals—and Katherine Alvarado.

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Spain against Costa Rica


setting the stage

The “World Cup NOW” team previewed the match live on Twitter before kick-off.

Starting Lineups!

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Costa Rica

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