Morata and Carvajal were left out of Spain XI against Costa Rica ‘after catching colds from hotel air con’


ALVARO MORATA and Dani Carvajal started Spain’s World Cup opener on the bench due to the sniffles.

The duo – who are regular starters for their respective clubs and country – were left out of the starting XI for Wednesday’s romp against Costa Rica.

Alvaro Morata started Spain's World Cup opener on the bench

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Alvaro Morata started Spain’s World Cup opener on the benchCredit: GETTY
Dani Carvajal was also on the bench for the 7-0 win over the Costa Ricans

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Dani Carvajal was also on the bench for the 7-0 win over the Costa RicansCredit: AFP
The duo went into the match with colds they caught from the air conditioners in their hotel rooms

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The duo went into the match with colds they caught from the air conditioners in their…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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