Spain qualify for 2018 World Cup

Saturday 07 October 2017 2 weeks ago 33   Madrid   Print

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Report  Web Desk : ALICANTE: Spain secured their place at the World Cup finals in Russia next year as goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara ensured a comfortable 3-0 win over Albania from a match laced with political tension. La Roja shrugged off the distractions of a turbulent week off the field caused by Catalonia’s drive for independence, and more jeers for outspoken defender Gerard Pique, to seal top spot in Group G of European qualifying after Italy could manage only a 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia. (01)