FIFA World Cup Live: Spain 1-0 Costa Rica

Marco Asensio will lead Spain’s front line in their opening World Cup match against Costa Rica on Wednesday and manager Luis Enrique has put Rodri Hernandez, usually a midfielder for Manchester City, in the centre of defence. Asensio has struggled to get playing time at Real Madrid due to injuries and intense competition but will front the Spanish attack while Alvaro Morata is on the bench. As well as Rodri in the middle of defence, Luis Enrique chose Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta as right back, putting the 33 year-old to the test against Costa Rica’s counter-attacking. Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suarez chose a familiar-looking starting 11 with former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell and Anthony Contreras leading the attack.