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Which teams have allowed the most goals in a single World Cup match?

Los Ticos made their debut in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and lost 7-0 against the Spain national team in the opener of Group E.

GR3290. LUSAIL (CATAR), 23/11/2022.- Dani Olmo (d) de España disputa un balón con Keylor Navas de Costa Rica hoy, en un partido de la fase de grupos del Mundial de Fútbol Qatar 2022 entre España y Costa Rica en Doha (Catar). EFE/Juanjo Martin

Costa Rica didn’t have the ideal start in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the opener of Group E they lost 7-0 against Spain at Al Thumama stadium. From a high pressure to the defense Dani Olmo found the back of the net in the 11th minute to open up the scoreboard.

Spain reached a milestone

Olmo scored Spain’s 100th World Cup goal. Marco Asensio, Ferran Torres (2), Gavi, who became the youngest Spaniard to score at the tournament at 18, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata also found the back of the net against the CONCACAF side. It was an embarrassing night for Costa Rica.

Los Ticos had a disappointing night with no shots on goal and they became the second team in World Cup history in terms of most goals conceded in a single match. In first place is El Salvador when they lost 10-1 against Hungary in the opening group game during the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Despite losing by that margin, El Salvador managed to score a goal and exited the campaign with three defeats. They have failed to qualify since then. Now Costa Rica will have to turn the page quickly and tried to have a better performance when they face Japan on November 27 in the second matchday of Group E.