Spain secures place at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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Spain qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after a 1-0 victory over Sweden defended by Alvaro Morata who won late.

Sweden needed to win in Seville on Sunday to advance to Group B but will advance to the play-offs after Luis Enrique’s home side saw the final shocking game in their qualification qualifier.

The Swedes’ 2-0 win over Kazakhstan on Thursday gave Spain a big place in Group B, meaning La Roja needed just one point to win. Emil Forsberg had two clear chances to score in Sweden at Estadio La Cartuja but failed to check out Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon.

Morata gave Spain the victory by hitting something high near the rebound with four minutes left in the game after Dani Olmo saw his effort hit the crossbar.

Luis Enrique’s boys enjoyed the release as the long-running repetition of the tug-of-war between the two sides when they met in the Euro 2020 group stage was on the cards.

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