Spain has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 after beating Sweden by 1-0 at the Estadio de la Cartuja in a crucial World Cup qualifier clash.
Luis Enrique’s side dominated possession and had 72% of the ball possession but struggled to break down the opposition defence. But, finally, the second half substitute Álvaro Morata scored the only goal of the game in the 86th minute.
After the shocking defeat against Georgia, Jan Andersson’s side made the qualification route very difficult as they had to beat La Furia Roja away from home. But, they couldn’t manage a single on-target throughout the game.
Spain 1-0 Sweden:
Spain finished group B on top with 19 points in eight games and qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 directly. On the other hand, Sweden finished second and will have to go through the playoffs round to secure a place in the World Cup next year.
After the game Spanish boss, Luis Enrique was delighted with his team’s performance and praised his team. Enrique said on the official website:
“I am very proud of my players. Not only those who are here, but of all those in the classification. They have managed to reverse the situation with their professionalism. The second thing that I am most proud of is the joy that we have given them. given to their families and fans.”
The Spanish boss further stated that he is happy about his team’s attitude. Enrique is also happy to overcome difficult situations. He said on the official Website:
“I have never complained about anything. I try not to come and complain because I am privileged. We have gone through situations in which we have not received support but in our work, it is to be able to change that. It is much more beautiful to come knowing that you are going to be supported, but in the end, it is the results that give you or take away your reason. “
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
After starting the Group phase brilliantly, the last two defeats will be tough to endure for the Swedish side. They were way ahead of Spain when Jan Andersson’s side defeated Luis Enrique’s side back in September.
But, having suffered unlikely defeats against Greece and Georgia, the task became difficult for the men in yellow and now will have to secure a place in the World Cup 2022 through a tough playoff round.