Spain hosts Georgia to restore balance in World Cup qualifiers

Spain hosts Georgia to restore balance in World Cup qualifiers

The Spanish national team will host its counterpart Georgia, at 9:15 p.m., today, Sunday, at the “La Cartuja” stadium in Seville.

This is part of the fifth round of Group B matches in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

Spain is second in Group B with 7 points, two points behind the leaders Sweden.

Georgia is in the fifth and last place with one point.

The Spain team, led by coach Luis Enrique, seeks to win the match tonight, in order to restore balance after losing to its Swedish counterpart by two goals to one.

And this is in the fourth round last Thursday, to lose the Matador to the top of the group.

Spain will regain the top spot in the group temporarily in the event of a victory over its Georgian guest today, taking advantage of Sweden’s failure to play a match in the current round.

He will visit Kosovo on Wednesday in the sixth round of qualifiers, while Sweden will visit Greece on the same day.

Spain is missing in today’s match the efforts of its striker Gerard Moreno, who was injured during the match against Sweden.

Which ended with the loss of El Matador 2-1, as he left the stadium in the 64th minute, affected by an injury, and Adama Traore participated in his place.

The loss of Spain against Sweden in the last round is the first for the Matador team in the World Cup qualifiers in more than 28 years.

And statistics network “Opta” reported that the Spanish national team suffered its first defeat in the World Cup qualifiers.

And this is since March 1993 against Denmark (1-0), to end a series of 66 matches in the qualifiers without defeat (52 wins and 14 draws).

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