Spain falls to Germany and will play the Olympic Qualifiers against Egypt

The parachute remains. If Spain does not get a place for the Pre-Olympic in this World Cup, you can still do it in the next European Championship, where there will be three more tickets in play. But and


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Suton (d) disputes a ball to Gurbindo (i), this Wednesday. SASCHA STEINBACHEFE

On Saturday, he will fight for the seventh position that awards a place to the qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020

By the results in his group he came to the match against Germany with nothing at stake

The parachute remains. If Spain does not get a place for the Pre-Olympic in this World Cup, you can still do it in the next European Championship, where there will be three more tickets in play. But, what if then the vertigo enters?

After missing out on the 2016 Rio Games, the national team does not want to reach that situation and therefore needs to win next Saturday (17.30) to Egypt in the fight for the seventh place. This would ensure a gap in the tournament that gives access to the Tokyo 2020 Games and can close this World Cup in peace.

There is already desire. After the defeats against Croatia and France, everything that could be twisted was twisted and at the close of the second phase, against Germany, there was nothing left to win. At the start of the game, Spain already knew that it would finish fourth in the group: there was nothing else to do.

To thank was to put everything on his part to win, to offer a show, the same effort that Germany did despite having the first position almost assured.

Among the extraordinary atmosphere at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, both teams gave themselves to the exchange of goals, absent the defenses. The intensity was minimal, but each team contributed its own: Germany showed the ability of their players in the one on one and Spain exhibited their combinations to get balls to their ends.

The equality was the keynote: until the 36th minute there was no difference of more than two goals. Then the German fans began to enjoy another victory and the less usual ones of the national team, such as the Dujshebaev brothers - Dani was injured or Adrià Figueras , fought so that the difference did not go further. They even got a ball to tie, but Viran Morros missed the key counterattack.

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