Spain become the fourth European team to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Spain have become the fourth European team to qualify for the World Cup, reaching football’s biggest competition for an 11th consecutive tournament.

La Roja ensured qualification for next year’s event in Russia by winning 3-0 at home to Albania in Alicante.

Spain scored all their goals within 26 minutes, Rodrigo netting a fine close-range effort before Isco’s fourth goal in three international matches and Thiago Alcantara’s header made the game safe.

That victory for Spain, coupled with Italy’s shock 1-1 home draw against Macedonia in Turin, assured Julen Lopetegui’s men of top spot in Group G with a game to spare.

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