Despite pesky issues with the broadcast rights (TV channels in Spain were unable to afford the rights to telecast this game), La Furia Roja soldiered on to defeat Belarus 4-0 in their World Cup qualifier last night. It was really a five-star Barcelona performance from Pedro, who netted a hat-trick, and Jordi Alba who scored in the first half.
Spain will next face France on October 16 while Belarus, who have lost all three of their matches so far, will face Georgia next.
“It was a good game, very complete. The players felt very comfortable from the beginning, linked well, played with depth and recovered the ball well. The talent and quality of our players did the rest. He [Pedro] is playing well for his club. Pedro is fresh, dynamic and has important offensive aggressiveness that breaks the mould slightly, and allows us to play on the front foot.” - Del Bosque