This is a UEFA World Cup qualifying match between Spain and Georgia. Spain pretty much has this group in the bag if they can walk away with at least a draw, easily do-able against Georgia. They sit three points ahead of France in the table.
For Andres Iniesta it is a homecoming of sorts, he was born in the region and played at Albacete before joining Barcelona.
“It’s a special game for me because I’m from here, but we are playing for World Cup qualification and the focus must be 100 per cent on playing well, having a good game, and getting the victory.”
“When I found out the game was going to be here I felt an immense joy to be able to be here today. From now until tomorrow’s match finishes the emotions will be very strong. I hope the fans really enjoy watching the national team because they aren’t always here and that we can secure our qualification. It will be nice.”
Date: October 15
Start Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Albacete, Spain
Stadium Info: Estadio Carlos Belmonte
TV Info: ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: ESPN 3 or the Watch ESPN App
Some notable players in this match up, if they play that is, are:
- Iker Casillas, Real Madrid, GK
- Gerard Pique, Barcelona, D
- Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid, D
- Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona, M
- Andres Iniesta, Barcelona, M
- Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona, M
- David Silva, Manchester City, M
- Michu, Swansea City, F
- Pedro Rodriguez, Barcelona, F
UEFA World Cup Qualifying Table:
The top team in each table qualify for the World Cup. The second place team enter a play-off for World Cup qualification in November.
KEY: POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points