NATIONS - WC spot: Spain to do everything to keep Ibrahimovic in check

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NATIONS - WC spot: Spain to do everything to keep Ibrahimovic in check
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Luis Enrique, the coach of Spain, remarked that Ibrahimovic would make Sweden more dangerous in long balls that he can win, but that Sweden remained dangerous on the counterattack even without him.

“We will be prepared to do what we can to keep (Ibrahimovic) in check, even though that is impossible to do always,” Luis Enrique said.

Spain is missing numerous key players, including Manchester City winger Ferran Torres, who led the team in scoring in qualifying with four goals in six games. Pedri González, Marcos Llorente, Mikel Oyarzabal, Eric Garca, and Gerard Moreno, all of whom helped Spain reach the European Championship semifinals, are all unavailable.

Since losing in Stockholm, Spain has been playing catch-up in the group. However, Georgia's 2-0 win against Sweden on Thursday, combined with Spain's 1-0 win over Greece, placed Spain back in the lead heading into the final.