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Friendly international

Costa Rica 2 - Spain 2

Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Umaña, Acosta, Miller, Salvatierra; Barrantes (Junior Díaz 73'), Brenes (Pupy López 57'), Azofeifa (Cubero 85'), Oviedo (Carlos Hernández 79'); Campbell (Parks 65'), Bryan Ruiz (Guevara 88'). 4-4-2.
Spain: Casillas (Valdés 46'); Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Monreal (Fernando Torres 69'); Xavi (Cazorla 46'), Xabi Alonso (Busquets 46'), Iniesta; Cesc Fàbregas (David Silva 63'), David Villa, Mata (Jesús Navas 46'). 4-3-3.

1-0. 37. Brenes. Lobbed ball in to empty net after Casillas missed clearance.
2-0. 42. Campbell. Picked up Ruíz pass and curled angled shot past keeper.
2-1. 82. Silva. Controlled Iniesta pass and struck angled shot across Navas.
2-2. 92. Villa. Got in front of defence to head Cazorla free kick past keeper.

Another friendly game without a win, but Spain at least saved some pride after coming back from two down to draw 2-2 in Costa Rica. The long journey took it's toll, and the Central Americans were the better side in the opening minutes. And shortly before half time a rare mistake by the usually impeccable Casillas (who was making a record 127th appearance) allowed Brenes to lob the ball in to an empty net. Fàbregas put Levante keeper Keylor Navas to the test a couple of times, but with the first half coming to a close Campbell picked up a pass from Bryan Ruíz before curling a long shot under the keeper to make it two. After the defeat against England three days ago Del Bosque was looking concerned, but despite the best efforts of David Villa the result remained unchanged until eight minutes from the end, when Silva picked up the ball after a good run by Iniesta to fire an angled shot past the keeper. After that it was everyone forward, and after Ramos headed a good chance just wide, Villa got on the end of Cazorla's free kick to make it all square with what was his 51st goal for his country. A draw in the end in what was after all a game without anything at stake, but this was not really the Spain we know and love.