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FIFA World Cup 2022 Warm-up Games: Ansu Fati Scores As Spain Win 3-1 Against Jordan

Spain played their warm-up game before the FIFA World Cup 2022 against Jordan at the Amman International stadium in Jordan.

Ansu Fati scored the first goal of the night for Spain.
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Ansu Fati made the most of his chance back with Spain’s national team, scoring a goal and showing he is in great form in La Roja’s 3-1 win over Jordan in a World Cup warmup on Thursday. (More Football News)

Fati teamed up well some of the other youngsters giving Spain hope of a successful campaign in Qatar, with Gavi Páez and Nico Williams also scoring a goal each in the team’s final match before its World Cup opener against Costa Rica on Nov. 23.

“That’s some great news for us,” Spain coach Luis Enrique said of Fati’s performance. “He has a good relationship with the goal.”

Fati scored on a shot from inside the area in the 13th minute before Gavi doubled the lead from near the penalty spot in the 56th. Williams, who replaced Fati in the 72nd, made it 3-0 with a cross shot from inside the box in the 84th.

“I liked what I see from the team,” Luis Enrique said. “I see it with the right attitude. Sometimes, when you play a friendly so close to the World Cup, you don’t play a good match, because the players are so focused on the World Cup, but everything went well and now we can start preparing for Costa Rica.”

Luis Enrique had some high praise for Marco Asensio, who set up Fati’s goal.

“He was at a different level,” the coach said of Asensio, who played as a striker in the absence of Álvaro Morata.

Hamza Al-Dardour scored for Jordan in second-half stoppage time at Amman International Stadium in Jordan.

Fati had not played for Spain since making his fourth appearance as a teenager in October 2020, shortly after breaking the record for Spain’s youngest scorer. He had not been called up by coach Luis Enrique in the last international break before the World Cup, when the 20-year-old forward was not playing often with Barcelona.

He is one of the many youngsters selected by Luis Enrique to Spain’s revamped squad, along with 19-year-old Pedri González, 20-year-old Williams, and 18-year-old Gavi, who had broken Fati’s record by scoring his first goal for Spain at the age of 17 years, 304 days.

After the Group E opener against Costa Rica, Spain faces Germany in one of the most-anticipated matches of the tournament and then takes on Japan.

Luis Enrique couldn’t count on José Luis Gayà because of a right ankle injury sustained in Wednesday’s training session. Also not available for Thursday’s match were Morata, Hugo Guillamón and Marcos Llorente, who had not been fully fit and missed practice at the start of Spain’s preparations.

Luis Enrique said a decision on whether Gayà will remain with the squad is expected to be made on Friday.

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