For bringing down Balde with a late challenge just outside his own area, Campbell is booked.
We are now in the fifth minute of eight indicated for stoppages at the end of the second half - can Spain find an eighth goal? Their intensity had lessened, but a couple of late strikes has whetted the appetite and they're flooding forward now.
Álvaro Morata has scored a goal for Spain! Assist by Dani Olmo.
SPAIN STRIKE SEVEN! Morata gets in on the act now, as his run off the defender's shoulder is met with a precise throughball from Olmo, and he then slots the ball past Navas and into the bottom-left corner! Spain 7-0 Costa Rica!!
Returning a sharp pass from Morata, Olmo completes a clever one-two on the edge of the box to set up Spain's seventh goal.
Carlos Soler has scored a goal for Spain!
SPAIN HIT SIX! Substitute Soler adds another for La Roja, as Navas can't fully clear a low cross whipped over from the right by Williams, and the Valencia midfielder coolly steers the ball into the bottom corner from close range! That puts Spain 6-0 up, and Costa Rica just want this game to end!
The intensity has understandably dropped now, as Olmo drifts a chipped cross towards the far corner, which is headed away to relative safety by Costa Rica.
R. Matarrita enters the game and replaces B. Oviedo.
A difficult day for Oviedo comes to an end, as Matarrita replaces the veteran defender.
Navas drops down quickly at his near post to save with his legs, after Morata slips his marker and powers a low shot towards goal from 10 yards. The Spain striker is then flagged for offside in any case.
Out of nothing, a series of pushes and shoves between players from both sides sees Waston receive a stern talking-to by the referee, but no further action is taken.
Gavi has scored a goal for Spain! Assist by Álvaro Morata.
GAVI GETS THE FIFTH! Spain's record breaker steers home a delightful volley from just inside the box, using the outside of his boot to guide the ball home via the right-hand post! Not only La Roja's youngest-ever player at a World Cup, the Barcelona wonderkid adds a goal from Morata's cross! Spain 5-0 Costa Rica!
Morata clips the ball across for Gavi from the left side of the box; setting up Spain's fifth goal of the game.
Finally, Campbell picks up the ball in space, on the left side of Spain's area, but he soon sees the flag go up to indicate he is offside.
B. Aguilera enters the game and replaces C. Borges.
Aguilera gets a taste of World Cup action; Borges makes way.
Azpilicueta whips over a high ball towards the left side of the area, but Olmo can't get any power on his header back across goal and Navas calmly plucks the ball out of the air.
Nico Williams enters the game and replaces Marco Asensio.
Asensio is now taken off by Luis Enrique, as Williams comes on for the final 20 minutes or so.
F. Calvo gets yellow.
For a crunching challenge on substitute Soler, Calvo becomes the first player to receive a yellow card today.
Despite all the substitutions, little has changed in terms of either possession or territory: Spain are still totally on top.
Alejandro Balde enters the game and replaces Jordi Alba.
Koke enters the game and replaces Sergio Busquets.
Busquets receives a warm round of applause as he wanders to the touchline, to be replaced by Koke.
Replaced by his club-mate Balde on the left flank, Alba is the latest Spanish player to be rested.
A cute throughball by Azpilicueta towards the right side of the area finds Morata in some space, but the Spain striker thumps the ball wide of the right-hand post from an ever-closing angle.
Á. Zamora enters the game and replaces A. Contreras.
B. Ruiz enters the game and replaces J. Bennette.
Teenage record-setter Bennette is also withdrawn, with the far more experienced Ruiz thrown on in his place.
Suarez opts for a double substitution to freshen up his weary team. First, Contreras makes way for Zamora.
Waston blocks Morata's attempted shot from just inside the box, as Costa Rica's grim effort at keeping the score down continues.
Álvaro Morata enters the game and replaces Ferran Torres.
Carlos Soler enters the game and replaces Pedri.
Luis Enrique also rests Pedri for the challenges ahead, as Soler comes on in midfield.
Shortly after scoring his second goal, Torres makes way; Morata is offered a run-out in his place.
Ferran Torres has scored a goal for Spain!
FOUR FOR SPAIN! Aided by some awful defending, Torres strikes again to put Spain 4-0 up with his 15th international goal. Having bundled his way into the box, Oviedo fails to deal with the forward's turn and allows him to turn the ball past a helpless Navas from close range!
Another last-ditch clearance sees Olmo's clever cutback from the right hacked away from the six-yard box.
Alert to the danger, Fuller makes an important clearance in the centre of his own box, after Torres drives a low ball across the face of goal from the right.
Aside from another white-shirted defender filling in at the back, very little has changed from the first half, as Spain monopolise the ball and Costa Rica sit back.
Off balance, from the edge of the box, Asensio sends a powerful effort scudding over Navas' crossbar.
K. Waston enters the game and replaces C. Martínez.
Suarez has called upon further defensive reinforcement at the interval, as Martinez is replaced by Waston for the second half.
Costa Rica kick off, and we are back under way in Al Thumama!
HALF-TIME: SPAIN 3-0 COSTA RICA
Duarte makes a last-ditch sliding challenge to deny Asensio a clear strike at goal from 10 yards out. It was an excellent covering intervention, but the trigger should have been pulled a little eariler.
Spain opt to keep the ball patiently at the back, but an opening then arises and Rodri finds Gavi with a straight pass outside Costa Rica's box. However, the talented teenager makes a rare error of execution and steers the ball harmlessly across a vacant penalty area.
The fourth official indicates that a relatively conservative five minutes have been added to the first half for stoppages, as La Roja's onslaught goes on.
The entire Costa Rica team are camped within no more than 40 yards of their goal at the moment, as they aim to avoid going further behind before the break.
Asensio almost picks out Olmo on the edge of the box, as another rapid Spain move nearly unlocks the weary Costa Rica defence. The Central American side are merely hanging on for a merciful half-time whistle here.
A threatening ball across the six-yard box by Azpilicueta almost finds the toe of Torres, but instead bobbles away from everyone clad in red and away from immediate danger.
Oviedo receives a long ball from Campbell on the left side of the box, but his lofted cross is then comfortably headed away by Rodri.
Over the past few minutes, Costa Rica have been able to inch several yards further up the pitch and have threatened Spain's defensive third on a couple of occasions - out on the left, Bennette is starting to trouble Azpilicueta.
Following a free-kick from out on the right flank, Campbell can't quite get the ball under control inside the Spain area, and is then flagged for offside when he finally gets a toe on it.
Penalty goal scored by Ferran Torres for Spain!
SPAIN LEAD BY THREE! Outfoxing Navas with a skip at the end of his run-up, Torres dinks the ball into the back of the net from the penalty spot and puts his nation three goals to the good!
Alba is continually popping up near the left byline, functioning as an auxiliary winger. He can afford to do so, given Spain's near-total dominance.
Spain continue to press forward with their rhythmic passing and swift movement, to which the hapless Costa Ricans have had no answer so far.
Marco Asensio has scored a goal for Spain! Assist by Jordi Alba.
Alba manages to find time and space to lift his head on the left side of Costa Rica's area and whips across an accurate low ball for Asensio to steer past Navas.
ASENSIO STRIKES! Spain go 2-0 up! Alba's low cross from the left edge of the area slices through the rather static Costa Rica defence, and Asensio reacts first to sweep the ball home via a desperate fingertip from Navas. The veteran goalkeeper can only guide it into the bottom corner, and his side trail by two!
Campbell gives up a promising position on the right by wandering down a cul-de-sac, and after he cuts back inside finds himself crowded out by numerous red shirts. There has been little for the Costa Rica contingent to get excited about yet.
A strong burst from teenage winger Bennette down the left earns Costa Rica a free-kick inside the Spain half when he is bundled over; offering a welcome breather from their defensive duties.
Without missing a beat, after opening the scoring Spain resume their utter dominance of the ball, and their opponents are simply chasing shadows at the moment. It's mesmerising stuff from Luis Enrique's men!
Dani Olmo has scored a goal for Spain!
SPAIN LEAD! As reward for their incessant attacking from the first whistle, La Roja go ahead early on! Gavi finds a yard of space just outside the area and chips a delicate ball over the top, which then deflects into the path of Olmo, who calmly steers the ball past an exposed Navas! Spain's 100th World Cup goal puts them 1-0 up!
Fuller blocks Olmo's cross from the left side of the area, and Costa Rica are able to break up the Spanish attack and clear their lines.
Laporte is over-eager in his attempts to win the ball from Campbell inside the Costa Rica half, and concedes a free-kick.
Immediately, Spain take control of possession, and Oviedo has to make a well-timed challenge on the left side of the box to tackle Torres and concede a corner.
Spain kick off, and we are under way in Al Thumama!
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's World Cup Group E clash between Spain and Costa Rica at Al Thumama Stadium!
Costa Rica first competed in the World Cup finals in 1990, when they managed to reach the last 16, before being eliminated at the group stage in both 2002 and 2006. Four years ago, Los Ticos also departed after three games, though they famously reached the quarter-finals in 2014 - finishing ahead of Uruguay, Italy and England to qualify for the knockout phase. Coach Luis Fernando Suarez is now making a third World Cup appearance in the dugout, having also led Ecuador and Honduras into global finals, and his team's 1-0 win over New Zealand in June's intercontinental play-offs helped Costa Rica become the last team to qualify for Qatar.
SUBS: Robert Sanchez, David Raya, Alejandro Balde, Dani Carvajal, Ansu Fati, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Alvaro Morata, Yeremo Pino, Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler, Pau Torres, Nico Williams.
COSTA RICA (5-4-1): Keylor Navas; Carlos Martinez, Francisco Calvo, Oscar Duarte, Keysher Fuller, Bryan Oviedo; Joel Campbell, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Jewison Bennette; Anthony Contreras.
SUBS: Esteban Alvarado, Daniel Chacon, Anthony Hernandez, Douglas Lopez, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Ruiz, Youstin Salas, Patrick Sequeira, Gerson Torres, Juan Pablo Vargas, Johan Venegas, Kendall Waston, Roan Wilson, Alvaro Zamora.
Champions for the first time in 2010, Spain get their latest World Cup campaign under way here, having been eliminated in the group stage and then exited in the last 16 during the past two finals. Beaten by hosts Russia four years ago, La Roja have since reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 under former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. More recently, they concluded their Nations League programme with a 1-0 win over Portugal in September, which saw them finish top of their group and advance to next year's semi-finals.
The players are out on the pitch, having observed both national anthems, and kick-off is now just moments away!
Following their second-half implosion earlier on today, Germany are set to trail both Japan and Spain in Group E, which leaves things perfectly poised for Sunday's clash between the two European nations.
While Spain can take the confidence gleaned from this record-breaking performance into their encounter with Hansi Flick's embattled Germans, a shell-shocked Costa Rica side will surely not relish taking on Japan, who acheived one of their nation's greatest World Cup wins of all time earlier today.
That's all from Al Thumama Stadium today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!