UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Soccer

Spain, Finland draw in UEFA World Cup qualifying

Photo:

Sergio Ramos scored the lone goal for Spain, which plays France next week.

Finland's Teemu Pukki scored 11 minutes from time to grab a 1-1 draw in Spain that complicated life for the world and European champions in World Cup qualifying Group I on Friday.

Pukki fired past Victor Valdes on a rare counter-attack after they had withstood waves of pressure from the hosts.

Sergio Ramos, winning his 100th cap for Spain, broke the deadlock with a header from a corner just after halftime but Vicente del Bosque's side struggled to make their dominance count.

The draw leaves Spain under pressure to get a victory in Paris next Tuesday when they visit their closest group rivals France, who grabbed a 1-1 draw in Madrid last year.

Promoted Stories
Comments

More Soccer

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.