Spain will be at next summer’s World Cup. Tonight’s 2-0 victory against Georgia sealed the team’s passage to Brazil, with qualification coming without suffering a single defeat. The World Champions top Group I having picked up six wins and two draws.
Against Georgia the Spaniards saw out the encounter convincingly with a goal either side of the break, scored by Álvaro Negredo and Juan Mata respectively. However, one of the stars of the night was Andrés Iniesta, who played in front of his hometown fans in Albacete. The Barcelona man has been a shining example of how important the Liga BBVA members of the squad have been in helping the side qualify.
Tonight’s match was a rather easy-going affair for the Spaniards, who kept the visitors on their toes from the first minute and took the lead midway through the first half, when Negredo finished off an Iniesta assist. Minutes after coming on in the second half, Mata doubled the advantage to the delight of the Albacete crowd.
European teams already qualified: Spain, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and England.
Play-offs: Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Romania and Iceland.