By Alan Duffy
Oh dear! Poor old Spain suffered their first defeat in a qualifying game in eight years on Thursday night, going down 2-1 away to Slovakia.
Iker Casillas has seen his form wobble more than Bruce Grobelaar’s legs in the past 12 months and the Real Madrid ‘keeper was at fault for Slovakia’s opener – failing miserably to judge the flight of Juraj Kucka’s pretty straight (if slightly twitchy) long-range free-kick.
Substitute Paco Alcacer did get the European champions back on level terms only for ex-Chelsea player Miroslav Stoch to head home the winner at the death.
Note who was marking Stoch for the winning goal – that famed right-back Santi Cazorla.
Sadly however, the defeat for Spain means very little after UEFA decided to mess up the European Championships and basically allow any half-decent side to qualify for the finals.