Clinical Spain secures Cup spot

Clinical Spain secures Cup spot

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, who had previously conveyed his disapproval of Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's stance on Catalan independence referendum has changed his tune regarding the situation.

Spain first found the net in the 16th minute, when Rodrigo collected Isco's chipped-ball into the box and found the net with a superb volley.

Spain, along with Belgium, Germany and England are the only European nations to have booked their berth for Russian Federation but with one qualifier remaining, plenty of other names will be added to the list in the next couple of days.

Spain, the 2010 world champions, secured top spot in Group G after they stormed to a 3-0 win over Albania.

Gerard Pique was jeered in Alicante on Friday, as he routinely is on Spain duty, for his outspoken defence of Catalonia's right to self-determination, although he has never publicly backed independence.

It was the start of a rampant spell from Spain which effectively put the game to bed and killed off Albania's faint hopes of a playoff place as they fell five points behind Italy, who are second in the group.

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And just three minutes later, Thiago Alcantara made it 3-0 following a pinpoint cross into the box by Alvaro Odriozola.

Serbia, who could have sealed a spot in Russian Federation with victory, led through an early Luka Milivojevic goal but fell behind as Austria replied through efforts from Guido Burgstaller and Marko Arnautovic.

The result left the Croatians second on 17 points ahead of the last round of games, two behind leaders Iceland, who moved above them with a 3-0 win in Turkey.

Renewal A period of transition ensued in the wake of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and Lopetegui has now overseen its completion.

"I think sport and the behaviour of the boys this week leads the way to show what we are and what we can be as a team". En route to Russian Federation they have scored 35 goals in nine games, conceding just three.

US overran Panama 4-0 in Orlando to leave them on the verge of automatic qualification.

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