Spain, England, Bosnia qualify for World Cup

Defending champion Spain and England qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which earned its first berth as an independent nation.   Chile and Ecuador earned the last two automatic spots
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India TV News Desk October 16, 2013 12:15 IST
Defending champion Spain and England qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which earned its first berth as an independent nation.
  



Chile and Ecuador earned the last two automatic spots from South America while Honduras qualified from the North and Central American and Caribbean region, forcing regional power Mexico into a further playoff.
  
Spain won Group I with a 2-0 victory over visiting Georgia. Alvaro Negredo scored in the 26th minute and Juan Mata doubled the lead in the 61st. Iker Casillas returned to starting lineup for Spain after being replaced by Victor Valdes against Belarus last week. The Spanish, who have won three straight major tournaments, including the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, will be aiming for a fourth at Brazil next year; their 10th straight World Cup.
  
"It may look practically routine, but it's important to remember how successful we've been at qualifying," coach Vicente Del Bosque said. "This is not an easy competition."
  
France was second in the group and will be in the playoffs despite defeating visiting Finland 3-0 with goals by Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema around Joona Toivio's own goal.
  
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