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Spain clinch World Cup spot with slick win over Albania - Cyprus Mail

Spain sealed their place in the 2018 World Cup as Group G winners after storming to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday with a ruthless first half display, while nearest challengers Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia. Valencia forward Rodrigo ...and more »

Meaningless match against Spain for Israel's last World Cup qualifier - The Jerusalem Post

The blue-and-white knew it had no chance of progressing as soon as it was drawn in Group G with Spain and Italy. By Allon Sinai. October 9, 2017 00:16. 1 minute read. > Levy's Israel humbled 4-1 in Spain qualifier · >. Israel barely beats Liechtenstein ...and more »

Spain makes it to World Cup; Serbia unable to clinch a spot - Inquirer.net

Spain players celebrate at the end of the World Cup Group G qualifying soccer match between Spain and Albania at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante, Spain, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Spain won 3-0 and qualified for the 2018 tournament finals. (AP Photo ...and more »

Pique named in Spain side for Albania clash - FourFourTwo

Gerard Pique was booed by Spain fans during training this week, but the Barcelona defender has been named in the side to face Albania. Share0Tweet0Email0Share0. Published. 6 October 2017. Gerard Pique has been named in the Spain side for their World ...and more »

'Pique has big balls' – Panucci praises Barcelona defender's character - Goal.com

Albania head coach Christian Panucci has praised Spain centre-back Gerard Pique for having “big balls”. The defender has been a spearhead for Catalan independence over many years and the culmination of that arrived last Sunday when a referendum on the ...and more »

Relationship with Spain colleague Pique is 'very good', says Ramos - Goal.com

Sergio Ramos insists the Spain squad are united in the goal of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup - and has backed up Gerard Pique's comments about the pair's "very good" relationship. Ahead of Friday's qualifier against Albania, the Real Madrid ...and more »

Spain secure Russia 2018 berth - FIFA.com

Spain have become the latest team to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. La Roja's 3-0 victory against Albania, combined with Italy's failure to beat FYR Macedonia, saw the 2010 World Cup winners clinch Group G's top spot. Rodrigo ...and more »

SPORT - BBC Sport

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was jeered by fans as Spain qualified for next summer's World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Albania. Pique said before the game he would not be driven out of the national team by fans opposed to his public ...and more »

Spain book World Cup place after Italy slip up, Iceland on verge of qualification - Deutsche Welle

Spain became the eleventh team to qualify for Russia 2018 after their convincing 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's disappointing home draw against Macedonia. Elsewhere, Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland are looking good. Fußball WM Qualifikation 2018 ...and more »

Spain 3 Albania 0: Isco stars as Julen Lopetegui's side clinch World Cup place - The Sun

But Isco netted one and laid on another, with strikes from Rodrigo and Thiago Alcantara helping them to a convincing 3-0 win at Estadio Jose Rico Perez. With just a game to go, the win leaves the 2010 World Cup winners five points clear of Italy - who ...and more »