Boris Paichadze National Stadium - Tbilisi 11/09/2012 - 19:30CET (21:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Georgia - Spain
0-1
 

Georgia - Spain 0-1 - 11/09/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Soldado strikes late as Spain win opener

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 21.00CET
Soldado strikes late as Spain win opener
Spain celebrate Roberto Soldado's late winner against Georgia ©Getty Images

Spain enjoyed a winning start to their defence of the FIFA World Cup but had to wait until four minutes from time before finally seeing off Georgia, with Roberto Soldado's strike sealing all three points.

Although a first defeat in 21 competitive internationals rarely looked on the cards for Vicente del Bosque's side, the UEFA EURO 2012 winners came close to leaving Tbilisi disappointed until Soldado stroked home substitute Cesc Fàbregas's centre for his fourth goal in six international appearances.

Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Spain

Spain

1Loria (GK)
73
1Casillas (GK) (C)
2Lobzhanidze3Piqué
3Kvirkvelia6Iniesta
4Kashia8Xavi Hernández
5Amisulashvili14Xabi Alonso
6Khizanishvili15Ramos
7Kankava (C)16Busquets
57
8Daushvili17Arbeloa
80
9Targamadze
64
18Jordi Alba
10Okriashvili19Soldado
86
11Mchedlidze
79
21Silva
64

Substitutes

12Kvaskhvadze (GK)
73
23Reina (GK)
13Migineishvili (GK)12Víctor Valdés (GK)
14Maisuradze2Albiol
15Guruli4Monreal
16Sirbiladze
79
5Juanfran
17Ananidze7Villa
18Khubutia9Torres
19Gorgiashvili10Fàbregas
80
20Rekhviashvili11Pedro Rodríguez
57
21Dzalamidze
64
13Beñat
22Grigalava20Santi Cazorla
64
23Popkhadze22Jesús Navas

Coaches

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Georgia
Spain

0

Goals scored

1

2

Total attempts

13

0

Attempts on target

7

1

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

1

1

Corners

10

0

Offsides

4

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    86
    Soldado (Spain) scores!
  • Substitution
    80
    Fàbregas (in) - Arbeloa (out) (Spain)
  • Substitution
    79
    Sirbiladze (in) - Mchedlidze (out) (Georgia)

See also

  • Georgia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Finland, 12 October 2012, 1-1
  • Spain

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belarus, 12 October 2012, 0-4
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