NATIONS - Morata pivots Spain to qualify for Qatar 2022
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Spain overcame Sweden 1-0 on Sunday to qualify for the World Cup for the 12th time in a row, leaving Zlatan Ibrahimovic's squad in the playoffs.
After Dani Olmo's long-range drive hit the post, Morata scored the winner from inside the box in the 86th minute.
Spain took first position in Group B and an automatic berth in next year's tournament in Qatar after winning a tight match in Seville.
Spain ended with 19 points, four more than Sweden, who will be pitted against the other nine UEFA Nations League runners-up and two group winners. In March, the 12 nations will compete in three four-team rounds in the playoffs. In the bracket semifinals, the seeded clubs will play at home.
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