History of clashes
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the way, Sueca was a headache for the Portuguese. With a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo they won 1-0 in Lisbon and in Solna, a hat trick by CR7 tipped the Portuguese classification to 3-2
Zlatan made the two Swedish goals.
Different was the luck of the Swedes heading to Brazil 2014. In Group C they could not follow in the footsteps of Germany and was second in the key. In the repechage, he had to measure himself no less than Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
In the final match, Sueca left Italy out without having Zlatan Ibrahimovic in her call-up. At the playoff crossover and won 1-0 at home
goal of Johansson and equalized 0-0 at Guizeppe Meaza to leave out the Italians.
Sweden must win to trace that history back. This brings the memory of qualifying to Russia 2018. In Group A they faced France and the Netherlands. The French led with 23 points and achieved the direct quota. Meanwhile, on goal difference, Sweden placed second (19 points and +17), ahead of the Netherlands (19 and +9). That is, to get into the playoffs, he had to leave a Clockwork Orange out.
Since Euro 92, Spain has not missed any major football event. Today it serves the tie to classify Qatar.
However, if she is second, she still has a chance to play the playoffs of the repechage
An incredible own goal in the 80th minute gave Croatia the victory over Russia and with it the direct qualification to the World Cup
This is how Spain is grateful that the tickets have been sold out. Sweden failed to sell their entire batch and returned them. They were immediately sold out
Luis Enrique already has his strategy
At present, those led by Luis Enrique will not have to trust themselves, since Sweden has known how to play definition matches and in the last three they have not been able to beat them, two draws in the qualifiers for the Euro and in the Euro itself and a defeat in the first leg of the Playoffs
For the 2006 event, they finished second in group 7, behind Serbia and Montenegro, and had to play the playoffs against Slovenia, which they overcame without problems. It was 5-1 in Madrid and 1-1 in the return leg.
In 1974, the last time Spain did not qualify for the World Cup, it was by losing the final match to Yugoslavia. After equalizing on points in Group 7, they played a playoff, which the Yugoslavs won 1-0 in Germany.
Spain has qualified for the world championships consecutively since Argentina 1978 and only once did it via playoffs, in 2006
Luis Enrique, coach of Spain was clear about what they expect. He was grateful that all the tickets have been sold, but he launched this message. “Now we want them to come prepared for moments of suffering, which will be sure”
Andersson himself had an awkward moment at the press conference. He was asked if Zlatan was fit to play, due to a dragging ailment: “We’ll see if he plays tomorrow. I’m not going to reveal anything, ”he replied.
At the insistence of the press men, the technician stated: “I don’t know who decides in Spain, in Sweden I do it”
“You have to say when you don’t play fair,” said Janne Andersson about what he experienced at La Cartuja
In the previous one, the Swedish coach Janne Andersson complained that they had not allowed him to train in the entire La Cartuja field.
The grass in the areas for the game was being taken care of, but the strategist did not understand that it could not have been used during the time of the recognition of the field. “I understand that the grass is taken care of, it was prefect, but I do not understand why we could not train throughout the field”
Spain to a full stadium in La Cartuja …
The 52 thousand tickets for sale were sold at the Seville venue
Olsen; Krafth, Lindelöf, Nilsson, Augustinsson; Claesson, K. Olsson, Svanberg; Forsberg, Isak, Ibrahimovic
Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Alba; Busquets, Koke, Soler; Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Morata
This is how they received the arrival of the Spanish team in Seville
Spain reaches the last date with the possibility of qualifying directly or falling to the playoffs. The same lived in 1993, heading to the United States.
Against Denmark they played a World Cup quota and in Seville. With 10 men for 80 minutes, the Iberians won 1-0 with an iron goal in the 62nd minute of play.
Good morning… this afternoon several direct quotas for the World Cup will be defined.
Spain receives Sweden and the draw is enough to buy their tickets at once to Qatar
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking to play his third World Cup. He played the 2002 and 2006 editions. On the way to Russia 2018 he was eliminated in the playoff against Portugal by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sweden is obliged to win in Spain if it wants to qualify for Mundial Qatar 2022. Not even a tie will do. The only time the Swedish team defeated Spain at home was in 1988, in Salamanca, 3-1. Will he make it this Sunday?
The Spanish team thanks the public for the affection received. According to Spanish media, the La Cartuja de Servilla stadium, which will host the Spain vs. Sweden, it will be packed (60 thousand spectators).
Recall that Sweden missed a huge chance to qualify for Qatar 2022 when they lost 2-0 in their last game to Georgia.
This Sunday several teams can confirm their classification. Just as Spain and Sweden define the direct pass, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal also plays the passage against Serbia.
For Latin American soil, the game will be televised on DirecTV.
The cover of the newspaper Marca de España. The Madrid media highlights that a tie classifies Luis Enrique’s team for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
With Zlatan Ibrahimović at the helm, this is how Sweden arrived in Spanish lands
The match between Spain and Sweden will be broadcast on La 1 and RTVE.es from Spain. While in Mexican territory it can be seen through the Sky Sports signal. In addition, you can follow the minute by minute on the El Comercio website.
The Spanish team did the corresponding training sessions a few hours after the match against Sweden.
La Cartuja will be the setting for this great game and the RFEF has announced that it will be sold out, since all the tickets that were put on sale were sold. The Sevillian stadium will host 57,619 fans from Spain and Sweden, who from the stands will cheer on their teams that are only 90 minutes away from getting the long-awaited bowling to Qatar 2022.
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Match, Spain vs. Sweden live: last hour of the qualifying match