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Stunning Spain join World Cup 100 club with 7-0 Costa Rica rout

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The European giants put their stamp on a Group E stunned by Japan’s 2-1 victory over hours earlier, with Spain relentlessly on the attack against a shambolic Costa Rican side.

DOHA: Former champions Spain got their World Cup off to a pulsating start on Wednesday through a record 7-0 win over a shell-shocked Costa Rica, with an early Dani Olmo strike taking his country past the 100 goal mark in football’s showpiece event.

Scores from Dani Olmo, Gavi, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, Alvaro Morata and Torres sent Spain into the 100 club of World Cup goals — and a victory by their biggest margin in their 16 appearances in the contest.

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