Euro 2020: Spain Qualify with a Draw in Sweden

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Spain qualify for Euro 2020 after a draw against Sweden

Spain joins Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland and Ukraine, countries qualified for Euro 2020. France will still have to wait after a draw against Turkey.

Spain are the sixth country to qualify for the Euro 2020 after their 1-1 draw in extra time in Sweden, combined with that conceded on the same score by Romania ahead of Norway, Tuesday, at the 8th qualifying day.

With this draw, Spain has 20 points, five more than Sweden and six compared to Romania, while there are only two days of competition. These two nations competing on the ninth day, they will not both be able to overtake Spain.

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“Qualification is a must for a team like Spain, but realizing it is still valuable. It takes away the pressure and gives us time to work, “responded coach Robert Moreno.

Spain, which will be part of the host countries of the competition, joins Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland and Ukraine, already qualified.

At the last chance corner for the Spaniards, led from the beginning of the second period, Fabian Ruiz recovered the ball at the back post, and, strangely alone, was able to centre in force for the deviation of Rodrigo Moreno, entered in the class. of match (1-1, 90th + 2).


At the same time, the equalizer of Norway against Romania by Sorloth gave the qualification to the Spaniards, who largely dominated the meeting.

Despite their 72% possession and three times more passes than the Swedes, they had failed to deceive Robin Olsen. Blame it on a game of attack, not enough incisive and a little of sufficiency, that illustrated the dribble missed by Thiago Alcantara on the goalkeeper while he had the goal opened at the beginning of the match (2nd).

After twenty minutes when they almost did not cross their half of the field, the Swedes were then as dangerous as the Spaniards until their goal. David de Gea had to bow to a header of Berg (50th) who followed two Swedish strikes in a friable Spanish defence in the absence of Sergio Ramos, recent record holder in the number of caps in Spain suspended.

The Spanish goalkeeper, injured and left head down, was then replaced at the hour of play by that of Chelsea Kepa Arrizabalaga. The latter had nothing to put under the gloves.

The two draws of the northern tour of Spain, after Norway on Saturday (1-1), however, leave a mixed record for Robert Moreno, who had made six changes between the two meetings and had spent Sergio Busquets Tuesday evening.

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