Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup

Isco Spain

Spain secured its 11th straight World Cup appearance aided by Italy's disappointing home draw against Macedonia on Friday, while Serbia missed on its chance to make it to next year's finals in Russian Federation after a loss at Austria. We ask for there to be a good atmosphere and for the fans to enjoy the game.

Rodrigo opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a fine close-range effort before Isco's fourth goal in three Spain matches and Thiago Alcantara's header made the game safe in the space of 10 minutes.

Spain won 2-0 in Albania earlier in the campaign and are priced at 5/1 to repeat that scoreline on home soil.

Armando Sadiku headed against the left-hand post, but moments of danger were fleeting for Spain and, with its qualification confirmed, it can reflect on an extremely impressive campaign and look ahead to Russian Federation 2018 with questions about Pique's worldwide future put to one side after the early whistles were drowned out.

"We have a great relationship, despite our different viewpoints and personalities. We are delighted and proud of what we have achieved because it's very important for Spain". "It has not been an easy week - we must focus on Albania", Ramos told the media. I want to thank all my players who took part in qualifying, all those who have come and helped us.

Gareth Southgate should switch England to a three-man defence
Despite this, it's been a lacklustre campaign for the Three Lions so far and they will look for an emphatic win against a minnow. Joshua Kimmich then added a third on 86 minutes, while Josh Magennis grabbed an injury-time consolation for the hosts.

Pique and David Silva both received yellow cards and will miss Spain's final qualifier next week.

"I have never planned such a thing or prepared to do it". You've seen their quality.

Ahead of Friday's qualifier against Albania, the Real Madrid defender spoke about a hard week for his country following the violence at the Catalan independence referendum last Sunday.

Albania actually had a golden chance to get their name on the scoresheet in first-half stoppage time when Grezda robbed Gerard Pique inside the Spain box before attempting to find Llullaku, but Ramos was across to make a fine clearance.

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