The only Group I match on Friday will be played between Spain and Belarus. Starting whistle will sound the Iberostar stadium in Palma de Mallorca, at 23:00.
Spain ranks first in the group, before the last two meetings, with 14 points, tied with France, but with a game less. Basically, Spain is directly qualified, given that has to play two games at home, the Georgia opponent in the last round. Spaniards have and goal difference better than the French, the first criterion to be taken into account in case of equality of points. In the previous match, played in last month, Spain passed away of Finland, 2-0. At home, world champion comes after two draws with France and Finland. We believe however that in the two matches left, the Spaniards will resume the string of victories achieved in front of their supporters. Despite the fact that Spaniards are as qualified del Bosque’s experience it has caused him and warn students to remain focused throughout the two matches they have disputed. Spanish coach wants in the near future, to refresh the team. One sign is convening premiere of Diego Costa. It seems that David Villa fell into disfavor del Bosque, his place being taken by Michu. Swansea’s likely that the player will enter but during the match. Also on Friday to match, Xavi and Pique seem to recover well enough after injuries sustained and is almost certain that the two will be full.
Belarus is the last of the five places in the group with 4 points. I should mention that the only group that comprises five teams remaining with 6. In the previous match, played on home soil, Belarus put France serious problems, even leading 1-0 and 2-1, losing in the end with the score 2-4. Also against France he managed the team coached by Georgi Kondratjev only goal in the 4 trips of the campaign.
In the game a year ago, Spain was won 4-0 when Pedro managed a hat-trick. Centralia this meeting Bas Nijhuis will be Dutchman, who showed no less than 11 yellow cards and two red in its previous two matches in the preliminaries.