The story is next to Spain facing the momentous duel that will play against Sweden this Sunday in The Cartuja. It will be the 62nd game that the Roja plays at home in a qualifying round for a world, and any of the results of the previous 61 would be valid for those of Luis Enrique be first in the group and therefore stamp the ticket to Qatar 2022 without having to go through the repechage.
From 1934 to the present
Specifically, since 1934, as part of the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Italy that year, until today, the Selection He has accumulated a total of 51 victories and 10 draws in the matches he has played as a local on the way to a World Cup event.
The registry speaks for itself and it should also be noted that Spain It is one of the three teams that can boast of it. As for Europeans, one of the two, in fact; since only Italy and Brazil share this record of not having been defeated acting as hosts in matches of a qualifying round for a world.
Regarding the balance of goals, it is also striking, since Spain has achieved a total of 181 while his rivals have only been able to score 28. In other words, in home matches on the way to a World Cup, the average number of goals in favor of Spain round the 3 goals per game while against it remains at approximately 0.5.
On the other hand, and returning to the meeting tonight, it is not too hopeful from the prism of Sweden having visited Spain on a total of seven occasions, adding matches from any qualifying phase (not only World Cup) and friendlies and having a balance that says he has only won once.
Specifically, it was in 1988 and in a friendly (1-3).
Regarding the total balance of confrontations between the teams of Spain and SwedenRegardless of the field of play on which the matches have been played, it favors La Roja by having won 7 times, drawn 6 and lost 4 in a total of 17 games.