Pique Jeered During Spain Game

Pique Jeered During Spain Game

Gerard Pique was subjected to boos by sections of the home support as Spain booked their place at next summer's World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Albania in Alicante.

"I have a very good relationship with Gerard even though we think differently", Ramos said.

Pique, a vocal supporter of Catalan independence, voted in the violence-hit election that been declared illegal by the Spanish government, and then later offered to quit La Roja if his presence became a problem.

"We need to be more positive in this country", Lopetegui said.

"Sport is not politics and we have to separate them".

Lopetegui is confident that Spain fans will stand by the team at the Jose Rico Perez stadium. "I'm sure once the ball starts rolling, people will be delighted and be behind us. We have a game plan and we will see where it takes us", Coleman told Sky Sports. In the last round Albania in a draw 1: 1 played with the Macedonian team in early September.

Two astronauts are spacewalking today to fix the space station's robotic arm
NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei will go outside the International Space Station (ISS) for the two spacewalk . Nespoli will position the LEE between the two spacewalkers as they dangle from foot restraints on the space station's truss.

Spain won 2-0 over Albania earlier in the campaign but needed two second half goals to break down a dogged rival and it could be they who will have to be patient again on Friday, but the prize of a ticket to Russian Federation should be worth the wait.

The first doubt is the goalkeeper position, where Lopetegui will give either Pepe Reina or Kepa Arrizabalaga the opportunity to fill in for David De Gea. "Albania are one of the best teams defensively, not just collectively but individually". A late chance for Isco came to nothing, but La Roja didn't care much when they learned Italy had failed to beat Macedonia―punching Spain's ticket to Russian Federation in the process.

Team Spain, being in the same group as the Italian national team, it was with them that the fight for leadership in the standings was predicted.

Elsewhere, Lopetegui is spoilt for choice as numerous under-21 team he led to win the European Championships in 2013 have made the step up.

Albania wanted a penalty after a cross appeared to make contact with Jordi Alba's arm, and Arlind Ajeti threatened with a header that narrowly went wide.

Related News:

  • Amit Shah's son to sue website over turnover 'article'

    Amit Shah's son to sue website over turnover 'article'

    Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the CPI (M), demanded further investigation in the case on Twitter. We know who the CBI and ED will investigate and who the agencies will not investigate.

    Goalkeeper Joe Hart Dismisses Criticism After Latest England Show

    Joe Hart insisted he ignored his critics after delivering a man-of-the-match performance as England qualified for the World Cup . They don't have Champions League-winning medals throughout this group, they don't have Premier League-winning medals.
    Barcelona cardinal condemns 'deplorable' referendum violence

    Barcelona cardinal condemns 'deplorable' referendum violence

    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has attacked Spain's King Felipe VI for "deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans". The EU executive called again on Wednesday for the Spanish government and Catalan authorities to open a dialogue.
  • Ghana asks Federation Internationale de Football Association  to consider replay of Uganda World Cup qualifier

    Ghana asks Federation Internationale de Football Association to consider replay of Uganda World Cup qualifier

    Asamoah Gyan, who could not feature in the game due to an injury tweeted hours after the game that "we have to protest". Ghana needed a win to boost its chances of making it to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation .
    Park will not play in Saturday's game against Oklahoma

    Park will not play in Saturday's game against Oklahoma

    Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, however, denied the rumors via a text message to the Ames Tribune's Dylan Montz. The Sooners hung on to beat Baylor two weeks ago, extending their Big 12 winning streak to 19 games.
    Jupp Heynckes appointed Bayern Munich boss for a fourth time

    Jupp Heynckes appointed Bayern Munich boss for a fourth time

    Carlo Ancelotti was removed from his position as head coach of Bayern last week following a disappointing start to the season. He is not " very much looking forward " to working with the team and getting them back on track for the rest of the season.
  • Does Christopher Columbus Really Deserve A Holiday?

    Does Christopher Columbus Really Deserve A Holiday?

    As a result, there has been a growing chorus across the country to switch out Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day . The urban legend would have you believe Americans celebrate Columbus Day to honor a heroic man who founded the US.
    Stars depart Kenya Thursday evening for Uganda 'do-or-die'

    Stars depart Kenya Thursday evening for Uganda 'do-or-die'

    Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu will miss out of the game after suffering a knee injury. That is the squad that will play in Uganda and we must give them support.
    Whole Foods Locations in NY, NJ Hit by Credit Card Breach

    Whole Foods Locations in NY, NJ Hit by Credit Card Breach

    The investigation is ongoing and Whole Foods will provide additional updates as more information comes forward. The move didn't significantly change its demographics, according to the new survey, released Tuesday.
  • Mike Williams (back) will make Chargers debut in Week 6

    Prior to Darkwa's score, the Giants got a safety when Chargers center Spencer Pulley snapped the ball before Rivers was ready. NY ranks third-to-last in the league with 3.2 yards per carry, and will be without running back Paul Perkins (ribs) today.
    Peru stalemate leaves Argentine teetering on the brink

    Peru stalemate leaves Argentine teetering on the brink

    Another said: "You won't be able to qualify". "We're wrong when we see him as a new Diego Maradona", psychologist stresses. Peru are not a bad side and at home, they have managed to get some big wins against sides such as Bolivia and Uruguay .
    Over half million Rohingya fled Myanmar, 2000 per day, says UN

    Over half million Rohingya fled Myanmar, 2000 per day, says UN

    An estimated 2,000 refugees are still arriving in Bangladesh every day, according to the International Organisation for Migration. The violence , backed by radical Buddhist monks, has left scores of Rohingya villages torched and completely destroyed.


Most liked

Rainy, humid Monday; warmer, less humid on Tuesday
That might sound cool, but with dew points in the mid 60s signaling some surface moisture, things may feel a bit sticky. There will just a few spotty lingering showers and areas of drizzle left late this afternoon into this evening.

VP Pence leaves NFL game over national anthem protest
Colts players wore T-shirts drawing attention to equality and justice and stood with their arms locked during the anthem. Instead, Pence spent most of Saturday honoring victims of the Las Vegas shooting before returning to his home state.

Sen. Kaine to visit Puerto Rico to survey Maria damage
President Trump , after visiting the commonwealth island, said he would be considering bailing out the island. She added that "We see such generosity and such resilience everywhere we go" and led the church in prayer.

Vehicle hits pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum, at least 11 hurt
The collision raised concerns after a series of terror attacks this year in London involving vehicles ramming pedestrians. Britain is on its second-highest security alert level, meaning that an attack by militants is considered highly likely.

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery
He missed the first game and the result was a lack of offensive firepower and set the tone ofr a what the season would hold. He tried to resuscitate the Giants' season with a 48-yard touchdown that gave them the lead early in the fourth quarter.

Fox News Reporter Claims Harvey Weinstein Masturbated in Front of Her
She reportedly told her friend accompanying her that evening to come and check up on her if she was not back in 10 minutes. While the publicist acknowledged receiving the questions, multiple attempts to get a response were unsuccessful.

Marvel's 'Runaways' Trailer: Children Be Good to Your Parents
Another highly-anticipated series coming this year is " Marvel's The Gifted", which is set to air on FOX and set within the X-MEN storylines.

Scotland 1 Slovakia 0: Last-gasp Skrtel own goal puts hosts second
Slovakia were reduced to 10 men on Thursday midway through the first half but defended resolutely to keep Scotland at bay. The Tartan Army need a win against Slovenia in Ljubjana on Sunday to secure themselves a place in next month's playoffs.

Fashola To Represent Buhari At Nigeria's Zambia Match
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has said the Eagles wish to again win for sick goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, just as they did so against Cameroon, while also saying they have to surprise "a totally different" Zambia on Saturday as they already know a lot about Nigeria .

Theresa May's speech overshadowed by a persistent cough and a prankster
She said the government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed, but is also preparing for a scenario in which they could fail.

Kremlin warns US against restrictions on Russian media
King Salman even brought his own furniture along to the luxury hotels booked by the Saudi government for the visit. Al Arabiya has announced that Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation agree to purchase S-400 missile defence system.

AAA: Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard Technology
Programming navigation was the most distracting task, taking an average of 40 seconds for drivers to complete, the group noted. According to AAA, previous research shows that removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash.

"Blade Runner 2049" Continues a Cult Classic
We are asked to reveal little about the plot , the nature of various characters and how they may relate to the original film . Cinematographer Roger Deakins-who had better finally get his goddamn Oscar for this movie-has outdone himself in 2049.

Five things to watch at the Japanese Grand Prix
As it stands, Hamilton is 34 points ahead of Ferrari driver Vettel, with a maximum of 125 points still available. It continues a dire run of results for Ferrari , even if the pace has fluctuated.

An Orlando McDonald's will have Szechuan Sauce for one day only
Szechuan sauce will be available at McDonald's in limited quantities starting at 2 p.m., so once they're out, they're out. Limited-edition stickers of the poster designs will also be available when the collectible posters and sauces run out.