SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN 2 GEORGIA 0 | RESULT GROUP I WORLD CUP QUALIFIER | SPAIN SECURES BRAZIL TICKET

SPAIN 2 GEORGIA 0 | RESULT GROUP I WORLD CUP QUALIFIER | SPAIN SECURES BRAZIL TICKET

The Spanish Football National Team won 2 - 0 Georgia in their Group I qualifier to take the three points, the Top spot of the Group & a direct ticket to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held in Brazil .

A couple of changes in the starting XI by Spanish coach Del Bosque giving Iker Casillas the goalie spot, bring back Juanfran to the right back position, Navas as winger, Alvaro Negredo as a "pure NÂș9" & youngster Alberto Moreno debuting as the left back.


Spain Football Team 2013

As expected Georgia put 10 men in to defend but Spain changed a bit its usual play to concentrate more down the wings & thus open up the opposition. The Spanish ball possession touched 85 % at times & this only gave Georgia the "counter-attack" option. The visitors had three clear chances with dangerous counters in which Spanish goalie Iker Casillas had to intervene in the first to keep his goal virgen.

The first goal came in the 25 th min with a touch ball combination between Pedro, Iniesta & Negredo. The second came in the 60th min when Juan Mata ( on just a few minutes ) fired in a loose ball in the goal area. 

Spanish Coach Del Bosque gave a run to Koke & Isco to watch Spain wrap things up in front of the local supporters who celebrated the World cup qualification.

Overall a better match for Spain than against Belarus last Friday, but the rival was at a less level & thus one cannot judge accurately the improvements. Either way, the objective was achieved & Spain now has months to fine tune their squad & their game in order to attempt the difficult feat of defending their World Champ title.


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