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Spain v Sweden - as it happened

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Spain v Sweden, 2022 World Cup qualifiers, matchday 10, 14/11/2021 - Official line-ups. BeSoccer
Spain v Sweden, 2022 World Cup qualifiers, matchday 10, 14/11/2021 - Official line-ups. BeSoccer
Join us for live coverage of the 2022 World Cup qualifier as Spain take on Sweden in group B at Estadio Olímpico de La Cartuja, Sevilla. If Spain win or draw they will qualify for Qatar 2022. If they lose, it will be Sweden who qualify.
Goal

List of goalscorers

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End of match

End of match

  • 94'
    FT: Spain 1-0 Sweden! Spain have qualified for the 2022 World Cup! Sweden will have to battle it out in the play-offs. It wasn't pretty but these nights aren't about being pretty; they're about getting over the line and thanks to Morata's late goal on his 50th appearance, Spain have done just that on a night when they maintained their proud record in Seville. A young man from these parts, Gavi, shone as brightly as anybody as they qualified for a 12th straight World Cup. As for Sweden they will
  • 92'
    Corner awarded to Sweden.
  • 90'
    4 minutes added on!
  • 89'
    Spain double sub: Rodri on for Dani Olmo. Brais Mendez on for Gavi.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
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  • 86'
    GOAL for Spain! Breakthrough! Spain are surely heading to Qatar now! The substitute Morata gets the goal after Olmo's fine strike had been turned onto the crossbar by Olsen. Morata took his time and dinked in to set Seville alight!
  • 85'
    Sweden sub: Olsson on for Krafth
  • 84'
    Morata got away from his defender well but his shot lacked conviction and Olsen can pat it down.
  • 80'
    Quaison is flagged for offside.
Card

Yellow card

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  • 77'
    Krafth is shown a yellow card after fouling Olmo.
  • 74'
    Spain sub: Mikel Merino on for Carlos Soler.
  • 73'
    Sweden sub: Zlatan Ibrahimovic on for Alexander Isak.
  • 70'
    Ibrahimovic has been warming up down below and now Andersson has called him over to pass on some instructions, ahead of the veteran's introduction.
  • 66'
    Wow! What an effort that is. Substitute Svanberg tries an overhead kick from outside the penalty area and it's not far away - over the top though.
  • 63'
    Sweden double sub: Quaison on for Kulusevski and Svanberg on for Forsberg.
  • 59'
    Spain double sub: Morata on for Sarabia. RDT is replaced by Rodrigo.
  • 53'
    Sweden are knocking on the door! Forsberg again gets clear but miscued his volley, before full-back Augustinsson cannons a shot over.
  • 52'
    Spain recover from that sloppy start to the half and are next to go close. Very close! RDT flicked on a header at the near post and it squirms across goal.
  • 51'
    Jordi Alba earns a corner for Spain.
  • 48'
    Great chance! A mistake at the back fro Spain as Azpilicueta plays a dangerous pass across his own goalmouth. The ball is laid back to Isak - who flashes a shot well over.
  • 46'
    Spain 45 minutes away from a place in the finals as it stands. Sweden heading into the play-offs unless they can get a lead.
  • 46'
    The ball is rolling again in Seville!
  • 45'
    HT: Spain 0-0 Sweden! We've reached half-time goalless, just as it was when the teams met here in EURO 2020. Spain have dominated possession as you'd expect (71%) but have yet to seriously threaten Olsen's goal while Forsberg at the other end has twice come within a whisker of scoring.
  • 44'
    Ibrahimovic is already prowling the sidelines, warming up as a very interested spectator.
  • 39'
    So close again! Forsberg has had two sights of goal and not hit the target either time. That would have been a brilliant goal as well, Forsberg meeting a deep cross at the far post and volleying across goal and wide.
  • 37'
    Corner awarded to Sweden.
  • 36'
    Jordi Alba concedes a free-kick for a foul on Kulusevski.
  • 34'
    Krafth is penalised for a foul on Pau Torres
  • 30'
    The first Mexican wave has rolled around the stadium, following by another cry of "España, España".
  • 28'
    Ekdal concedes a free-kick for a foul on Soler.
  • 23'
    Again, Gavi flies in to win the ball back and Olmo's effort is deflected over the top. The intensity from the hosts is huge so far. Olmo earns a corner for Spain.
  • 16'
    So close! Sweden have barely been in the Spanish half but their first attack sees Forsberg come close to the opener. He was allowed to run directly at the penalty area and curled just wide.
  • 11'
    Kulusevski concedes a free-kick for a foul on Olmo.
  • 9'
    Lovely effort! De Tomás picks out Sarabia on the right, he cuts inside and bends a shot wide from the edge of the area. Olsen was scrabbling in the Sweden goal.
  • 6'
    Lovely, one-touch flowing football from Spain as they sweep upfield. The crowd are loving it.
  • 5'
    Kulusevski has lined up alongside Isak in attack for the Swedes, with Claesson on the right of the midfield.
  • 2'
    De Tomas is flagged for offside.
  • 1'
    Spain get us going in red from left to right!!! Sweden in yellow.
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    The teams make their way out in Sevilla!
  • PRVW
    A spectacular light show is in progress, the stadium is rocking! Terrific atmosphere.
  • PRVW
    It's 19 degrees and clear in Sevilla for this one.
  • PRVW
    There are plenty of Sweden fans dotted around inside the Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla. It's all set for a cracking evening.
  • PRVW
    Felix Brych is the referee for this match, while Marco Fritz is the VAR.
  • PRVW
    There are also milestone appearances tonight for Sweden duo Lindelöf and Claesson who earn their 50th caps while Spain’s Jordi Alba picks up his 80th cap.
  • PRVW
    It is a milestone occasion for the returning captain Busquets, who makes his 133rd international appearance tonight, taking him level with Xavi as the third most-capped player in Spain history, behind Ramos and Casillas.
  • PRVW
    Sweden coach Andersson has made two changes from the defeat against Georgia with Svanberg and Ibrahimovic dropping to the bench as Ekdal returns in midfield and Kulusevski will look to do Spain some damage from out on the right wing.
  • PRVW
    Luis Enrique has made six changes from Thursday night’s win in Athens. Azpilicueta, Pau Torres and Jordi Alba come into the back four – at the expense of Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez and Gayà; in midfield Busquets and Soler replace Koke and Rodri; and Olmo is one of the attacking three as Morata drops out.
  • PRVW
    Sweden must win tonight to qualify by right, and they look to have lined up in an attacking 4-4-2 shape. Ekdal and Olsson have plenty of work to do in the middle of the pitch.
  • PRVW
    Sweden XI: Olsen (GK); Augustinsson, Nilsson, Lindelof, Krafth; Forsberg, Ekdal, Olsson, Claesson; Isak, Kulusevski.
  • PRVW
    Spain XI: Unai Simon (GK); Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Laporte, Azpilicueta; Carlos Soler, Busquets, Gavi Paez; Dani Olmo, RDT, Pablo Sarabia.
Info

Pre-match

14 November 2021, 20:45

Stadium: Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the WC qualifier between Spain and Sweden in Sevilla! Any predictions?