Spain beats Israel 1-0 in its last World Cup qualifier

Sergio Busquets of Barcelona battles for the ball with Israeli defender Ofir Davidadza

Sergio Busquets of Barcelona battles for the ball with Israeli defender Ofir Davidadza

After it was reported that one of the six fans who stormed at the pitch at full-time of Spain's World Cup qualifcation win in Israel on Monday night was carrying a knife, the Israeli FA (IFA) have rebutted the claims.

The Israeli FA later dismissed claims that the young male had been armed with a blade but promised that all six pitch invaders would face legal action. "There was no security incidents".

But local police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Spanish news agency EFE that the Spain players had not been under no risk at any moment and that the incident was under control.

"Everyone here has a chance [of making the squad] and we'll fight [to be there]", Illarramendi told reporters. "The usual security measures were taken last night, during and after the game".

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Spain beat Israel despite having already secured qualification.

The 2010 World Cup winners were already assured of their place at next summer's showpiece in Russian Federation, while Israel knew that they would be missing out.

Illarramendi, one of the players who hadn't played often, scored his first worldwide goal in the 76th minute with a shot from outside the area, curling the ball into the top corner.

His spectacular effort wrapped up the points for Spain, but had no bearing on the respective fates of the two sides on display.

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