Spain defeats Georgia 4-0 In 2022 World Cup qualifier
The head coach of the Spain national football team, Luis Enrique, reorganized his team and got the result he wanted as Spain beat Georgia 4-0 in 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.
The game against the modest rival had become an almost must-win affair for Spain after its disappointing loss at Sweden on Thursday that cost it first place in Europe’s Group B.
Only the top team automatically qualifies for the tournament in Qatar in November 2022 with the group runners-up having to go through playoffs.
The victory in Badajoz left Spain with 10 points in the group. Sweden has nine, but also has two more games to play.
Upset by his team’s 2-1 loss in Stockholm, Luis Enrique made several changes to his starting 11.
Out went veterans Álvaro Morata, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Koke Resurrección. In came José Gayà in defense, and Rodri Hernández and Marcos Llorente in midfield. Pablo Sarabia took the place of injured Gerard Moreno in attack.
The moves paid off against the overmatched Georgia.
Gayà opened the scoring in the 14th minute before Llorente set up Carlos Soler and Ferran Torres to decide the game before halftime. Sarabia added a goal in the second half.]