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Spain can dream again

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:27 pm
by Son sovan
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With qualification for the 2018 SBOBET World Cup now secured, thanks to a 3-0 win over Albania and Italy's draw with Macedonia, Spain can now look ahead to next summer's tournament and dream of adding a second star to the red shirt. Many are considering La Roja as a favourite for the tournament, including Albania coach Christian Panucci, and with good reason. Not only have Spain qualified with a round to spare, but they've done so in a group which they shared with Italy and they've done so with some impressive numbers. The only two points dropped during the campaign so far were in the 1-1 SBOBET draw against the Azzurri in Turin, a match in which Julen Lopetegui's men still performed well. Looking at goals scored, only Germany's 38 goals beats the 35 of Spain, which the fact that La Roja have conceded just three times in nine matches shows that they have an excellent defence and a top goalkeeper in David de Gea.The introduction into the squad of Saul Niguez, Ander Herrera, Iago Aspas, Asier Illarramendi and Alvaro Odriozola has been another cause for celebration, making this a near perfect qualifying campaign. In fact, the only negatives to have been experienced during Lopetegui's first 13 months on the job have been off-the-field issues, such as the whistling of Gerard Pique, Diego Costa's absence and the problems at the Spanish FA. All in all, then, there is plenty of cause for optimism and Spain have earned the right to dream of World Cup glory. SBOBET