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Joshua King Shatters Spain’s Dream Of Qualifying For 2020 With His Penalty Kick

Spain missed the opportunity to qualify for Euro 2020 when it couldn’t save a crucial match with Norway. It was 1-1 draw in Oslo. The three-time champions Spain was relying much on this match because it was the only hope for qualifying for Euro 2020.

Highlights of the match

  • Joshua King’s 94th minute penalty equaled the match with 1-1
  • Spain’s aggressive football was visible in the first half of the match
  • The home goalkeeper Rune Jarstein kept Mikel Oyarzabal’s ball out

Factors that affect Spain’s opportunities for Euro 2020

1. Romania failed to beat the Faroe Islands but it lost the match with 3-0 score. If it could, Spain would have qualified for Euro 2020.

2. In another match, Sweden thrashed Malta 4-0. If it would have otherwise, Spain would have benefitted from the match.

What’s next for Spain?

Spain has to defeat Sweden in Solna on Tuesday. It is very crucial match for Spain because losing the game would akin to losing the opportunity to qualify for Euro 2020. Spain has two matches in spare in addition to the Tuesday match.

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