Ono Estadi - Son Moix - Palma de Mallorca 11/10/2013 - 22:00CET (22:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Spain - Belarus
2-1
 

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Finals in sight after Spain beat stubborn Belarus

Published: Saturday 12 October 2013
Finals in sight after Spain beat stubborn Belarus
Álvaro Negredo celebrates after putting Spain 2-0 ahead ©Getty Images

FIFA World Cup holders Spain edged closer to automatic qualification for next summer's finals in Brazil with a hard-fought victory against Belarus in La Roja's penultimate match in Group I.

Largely frustrated by Georgi Kondratiev's side in a first half shorn of clear-cut chances, Spain increased the pace after the restart and were rewarded just past the hour when Xavi Hernández slammed home his 13th international goal. Substitute Álvaro Negredo added a second before Sergei Kornilenko's late strike ensured a nervous finish for the hosts.

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Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2013 01:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Spain
Belarus

2

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

4

3

Attempts on target

2

5

off target

2

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

2

6

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

3

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Verkhovtsov (Belarus) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Dragun (Belarus) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    89
    Kornilenko (Belarus) scores!
  • Substitution
    84
    Koke (in) - Fàbregas (out) (Spain)

See also

  • Spain

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Georgia, 15 October 2013, 2-0
  • Belarus

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