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06 Sep 2016

Spain crush Liechtenstein 8-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Spain started their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign in a fantastic way as they beat Liechtenstein 8-0 in the opening game of UEFA Group G.

David Silva, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata scored two goals each to help their country win.

It was the first game for Spain under new coach Julen Lopetegui, who joined the team after the Euro 2016.

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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for European nations

The UEFA qualifiers for 2018's FIFA World Cup is a tournament to decide which European teams would be a part of the world cup.

A total of 14 spots are available for the European teams. Being the host nation, Russia has already qualified, leaving 13 spots available.

54 teams are participating in the qualifiers which are scheduled to go on till 14 November 2017.

Wales, Austria win their respective matches

Group D

Wales, Austria win their respective matches

Gareth Bale scored twice as Wales beat Moldova 4-0 in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier match.

Wales's account was opened by Sam Vokes and Joe Allen, scoring a goal each in the 38th and 44th minute respectively.

In the same group, Austria beat Georgia 2-1.

The match between Serbia and Republic of Ireland ended in a 2-2 draw.

06 Sep 2016

Spain crush Liechtenstein 8-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Spain started their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign in a fantastic way as they beat Liechtenstein 8-0 in the opening game of UEFA Group G.

David Silva, Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata scored two goals each to help their country win.

It was the first game for Spain under new coach Julen Lopetegui, who joined the team after the Euro 2016.

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06 Sep 2016

All matches in Group I end in a draw

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