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Ferran Torres Brace Leads Spain To 7-0 Costa Rica Thrashing, As Belgium Edge Canada

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Spain put Costa Rica to the sword in a 7-0 drubbing, with striker Ferran Torres getting on the scoresheet twice, while Belgium edged Canada in a hard fought 1-0 win as each side made their FIFA 2022 World Cup debuts in Qatar on Wednesday.
One-time champions, Spain, now top Group E with three points with Japan trailing only by goal difference after a shock 2-1 victory over Germany earlier in the day.
The Belgians survived an onslaught by Canada in Group F, who qualified to the illustrious global footballing event for the first time ever.
The Canadians ran riot with a total of 22 shots on goal compared with the Red Devils' nine but both teams were matched in terms of shots on target - three.
The result puts Belgium at the top of their group, which witnessed an earlier 0-0 draw between Morocco and Croatia. (end)


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