ANDSpain is one step away from securing its presence in its third World Cup. After being present at Canada 2015 and France 2019, the team led by Jorge Vilda wants to give continuity to the evolution which is experiencing in Australia and New Zealand 2023.
The selection arrives at the appointment with some irrefutable numbers. He is the leader of the group with plenty of victories (5/5) and with 43 goals in favor (8.6 on average per game) and not a single one against. Scotland, the only rival that could snatch our direct ticket to the World Cupis second after having suffered during this phase a draw against Ukraine (1-1 in Glasgow) and a defeat against Spain (8-0 in Seville).
Although Spain will still have two games to close the qualifying phase in September (at home against Hungary and Ukraine), the intention is to tie the World Cup ticket before the end of the current course. Ours have been measured seven times to date to Scotland with a record of four wins, two draws and one loss.
One of the proper names in Scotland is that of Pedro Martínez Losa. The Spanish coach, formerly of Pozuelo, Rayo Vallecano, Western New York Flash, Arsenal and Bordeaux, came to the British team bench in July 2021 and since then he has signed a record of four victories (Hungary -2-, Faroe Islands and Slovakia), two draws (Ukraine, Hungary) and three defeats (Sweden, Spain, Wales). His mission is to take Scotland to its second World Cup after his presence in 2019.
So far, 7 of the 32 participants in the 2023 World Cup are known. In addition to Australia and New Zealand, who got their tickets as hostshave already certified their presence at the event Japan, South Korea, China, the Philippines and Vietnam, selections these last two that will debut in a World Cup.