Sweden welcomes Spain at the Friends Arena in Solna
Sweden welcomes Spain at the Friends Arena in Solna in a game from Group F of the qualifiers for the European championship. This is a good moment to take a look at this fixture.
Sweden are currently second in Group F with 14 points won so far. They are five points behind the leader Spain and just one point ahead of the third Romania. Beating La Roja for the first place in the group would be really difficult, but the Scandinavians have a pretty good chance to beat Romania for the second place and remain there.
Right now the Swedes are enjoying a good run of results, winning 7 points in their last three games in the group. Few days ago they visited Malta in Ta’Qali and achieved a solid 4-0 win away from home. Malta’s Andrei Agius scored himself an own goal, while Sebastian Larsson scored two penalties for Sweden. Markus Danielsson also scored for the visitors.
Sweden’s only loss in this group remains the one they suffered against Spain, so now they are up for revenge against La Roja.
Spain are leading this group with an almost perfect record of 19 points. They have won six of their seven games so far, only losing points few days ago in Oslo against Norway.
Saul opened the score for Spain at the Ullevaal Stadion, scoring after an assist from Sergio Busquets. The Spanish side was really close to winning their 7th win in the group, but Norway’s Joshua King equalised from a penalty kick in the 94th minute. It was really dissapointing for the visitors to let the win slip from their hands in the last seconds of the game.
After the game in Oslo, now Spain will have another tough visit in Scandinavia. Just as Norway, Sweden are really ready to challenge the 2010 world champion, without any fear.