Spain are the early pacesetters in Group B of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the European section. The 2010 champions have been able to live up to their tag as the top seed in the group after the first three set of games played during the March international break.

The Spaniards didn’t start their World Cup 2022 qualifiers on a bright note after they were held to a draw at home to Ukraine in their opening game but they were able to bounce back from that setback with two straight wins to make it seven points from first three qualifying matches.

Spain had taken the lead in their first World Cup 2022 qualifier through Juventus striker Alvaro Morata with his goal coming twelve minutes before the end of the first half against the Ukrainians. The visitors got a share of the points thanks to the penalty from AnastasiosBakasetas twelve minutes after the break.

Three days after the draw with Ukraine in Granada, Spain were able to secure their first win of the qualifiers via a late goal from RB Leipzig attacker Dani Olmo. His goal in added time gave the one-time world champions the points in Tbilisi but they had to do it the hard way coming from behind to win the game 2-1. KhvichaKvaratskheliahad given the hosts a first half lead via his goalon the stroke of half-time before Manchester City forward Ferran Torres scored the equaliser for Spain on 56 minutes thus paving the way for the winning goal from Olmo.

Olmo and Ferran were also on target in the third and final World Cup 2022 qualifier till date. They both scored to give Spain a 2-0 at the half-time interval before opponents Kosovo halved the deficit with twenty minutes left on the clock through BesarHalimi. Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno then wrapped up the points with a third goal for Spain five minutes after the Kosovo goal.

Spain have a one-point lead over Sweden at the top of Group B though the Swedes have only played two games with maximum points gained from those games.