Spain qualify for Euro 2016

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Paco Alcacer scored twice for Spain to seal Euro 2016 qualification

SPAIN have nailed down their place at Euro 2016 in France next summer with a 4-0 win over Luxembourg on Friday October 9.

The 2012 champions however were dealt injury blows to David Silva and Alvaro Morata during the encounter after a qualifying campaign which saw an early defeat to Slovakia.

Vincent del Bosque’s team lost 2-1 to Slovakia last year in the first qualifying defeat for the European Champions since October 2006. This came on the back of an early exit from the 2014 World Cup however Spain responded well with seven straight victories since the Slovakia game.

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Santi Cazorla, Arsenal midfielder, and Valencia striker Paco Alcacer scored two goals each in Logrono to beat Luxembourg 4-0 and top Group C.

Silva, sprained ankle, and Morata, calf injury, both came off in the first half.

Vicente del Bosque, speaking after the match, said, “We have had a good qualifying campaign but we had to work hard. We must congratulate ourselves. I think we have an idea of how we want to play.”

Defender Juanfran added, “We are happy to have got to the EURO again and to be able to represent our country. We will work hard to get as far as we can at the final tournament.”


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