Helsingin Olympiastadion - Helsinki 06/09/2013 - 20:30CET (21:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Finland - Spain
0-2
 

Finland - Spain 0-2 - 06/09/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Spain on the verge following Finland win

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.00CET
Spain on the verge following Finland win
Jordi Alba celebrates his opener for Spain ©AFP/Getty Images

Spain swept aside Finland in Helsinki to move three points clear of France – held to a goalless draw by Georgia – at the top of Group I and close in on a place at the FIFA World Cup.

Vicente del Bosque's men quickly settled into a serene stride and took the lead after 19 minutes courtesy of FC Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba. The visitors were made to work harder for their second though, substitute Álvaro Negredo providing the clinching goal four minutes from time. Spain will take their place at Brazil 2014 if they take a point or more from their next game, against Belarus on 11 October.

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Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:00 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Finland
Spain

0

Goals scored

2

7

Total attempts

12

3

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

6

3

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

6

0

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

4

Fouls committed

4

4

Fouls suffered

4

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Mario Suárez (Spain) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    86
    Negredo (Spain) scores!
  • Substitution
    81
    Zeneli (in) - Arkivuo (out) (Finland)
  • Substitution
    81
    Santi Cazorla (in) - Pedro Rodríguez (out) (Spain)

See also

  • Finland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Georgia, 10 September 2013, 0-1
  • Spain

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belarus, 11 October 2013, 2-1
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