WATCH: Spain secure place in 2018 football World Cup

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Spain secure a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

SPAIN comfortably beat Albania 3-0 in front of a  30,000 home crowd in Alicante’s  Jose Rico Perez stadium to secure a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

First-half goals by Rodrigo, Isco and Alcantara saw the La Roja remain unbeaten in Group G of their World Cup qualifying games.

Barcelona defender  and Cataluña independence supporter Gerard Pique was the target of whistles and jeers from the crowd.

Earlier in the week the 30-year-old had voted in the illegal referendum and then offered to quit the national team if his presence became a problem.

Pique left the pitch to a mixed reception when was replaced in the second half, having picked up a yellow card. He will have to serve a suspension and will not be not be available for the final group match against Israel on Monday.

 

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