World Cup Qualifying - European - Group G
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Diego Costa said that it is up to Chelsea to make a decision on his future after he scored in Spain's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win in Macedonia.

Costa, 28, was told by text message that boss Antonio Conte does not have him in his plans for next season.

He said: "I don't know about my future. I have a contract with Chelsea and they are the ones who know what they will do with me.

"I have to wait to see what decision my club makes."

Spain continue to lead Group G after the win in Skopje.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva opened the scoring for the fourth Spain game in a row when he finished Jordi Alba's cutback.

Costa doubled the lead when he tapped in Isco's cross.

Stefan Ristovski pulled one back for Macedonia when he drilled past David de Gea but Spain saw it out.

Spain top the group on goal difference after second-placed Italy beat Liechtenstein 5-0.

Only the group winners are guaranteed a place at next year's finals in Russia, meaning that one of the European giants are set to be in the play-offs.

Line-ups

Macedonia

  • 1Dimitrievski
  • 2TosevskiSubstituted forTrajkovskiat 74'minutes
  • 5MojsovBooked at 64minsSubstituted forTrickovskiat 85'minutes
  • 6SikovBooked at 87mins
  • 4RistevskiBooked at 90mins
  • 8Alioski
  • 13Ristovski
  • 17StjepanovicSubstituted forElmasat 45'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 20Spirovski
  • 23Nestorovski
  • 10PandevBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 7Trickovski
  • 9Trajkovski
  • 11Hasani
  • 12Mitov Nilsson
  • 14Atanasov
  • 15Trajcevski
  • 16Churlinov
  • 19Ibraimi
  • 21Elmas
  • 22Gacevski

Spain

  • 1de Gea
  • 20Carvajal
  • 3Piqué
  • 15Ramos
  • 18AlbaBooked at 71mins
  • 22Isco
  • 5Busquets
  • 10Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forKokeat 74'minutes
  • 21SilvaBooked at 67minsSubstituted forPedroat 69'minutes
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forÑíguezat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ñíguez
  • 4Nacho
  • 7Morata
  • 8Koke
  • 9Pedro
  • 11Machín Pérez
  • 12Asensio
  • 13Arrizabalaga Revuelta
  • 14Deulofeu
  • 16Monreal
  • 17Iago Aspas
  • 23Reina
Referee:
Pawel Gil
Attendance:
20,675

Match Stats

Home TeamMacedoniaAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home23%
Away77%
Shots
Home5
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Macedonia 1, Spain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Macedonia 1, Spain 2.

Booking

Kire Ristevski (Macedonia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Isco (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kire Ristevski (Macedonia).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Saúl Ñíguez replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Spain) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Vance Sikov.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Stefan Ristovski.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Vance Sikov (Macedonia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diego Costa (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vance Sikov (Macedonia).

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Macedonia. Ivan Trickovski replaces Daniel Mojsov.

Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Spain) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Vance Sikov.

Hand ball by Ilija Nestorovski (Macedonia).

Booking

Eljif Elmas (Macedonia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Koke (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eljif Elmas (Macedonia).

Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Macedonia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Spain).

Stefan Spirovski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macedonia. Aleksandar Trajkovski replaces Kristijan Tosevski.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Koke replaces Thiago Alcántara.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Daniel Mojsov.

Booking

Jordi Alba (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Spain).

Kristijan Tosevski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Isco (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Mojsov (Macedonia).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Pedro replaces David Silva.

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Spain).

Eljif Elmas (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Silva (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Silva (Spain).

Stefan Ristovski (Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Macedonia 1, Spain 2. Stefan Ristovski (Macedonia) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Goran Pandev.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden6411124813
2France6411115613
3Netherlands6312136710
4Bulgaria6303912-39
5Belarus6123411-75
6Luxembourg6015617-111

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland6600123918
2Portugal65012231915
3Hungary62138717
4Faroe Islands6123210-85
5Andorra6114213-114
6Latvia6105212-103

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany66002712618
2Northern Ireland6411112913
3Czech Rep62319549
4Azerbaijan621339-67
5Norway6114610-44
6San Marino6006130-290

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia6330137612
2R. of Ireland633084412
3Wales61509548
4Austria62229818
5Georgia6033610-43
6Moldova6024415-112

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland6510157816
2Montenegro6312147710
3Denmark6312106410
4Romania61327706
5Armenia6204714-76
6Kazakhstan6024416-122

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England6420102814
2Slovakia6402124812
3Slovenia632163311
4Scotland6222910-18
5Lithuania6123611-55
6Malta6006215-130

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain65102131816
2Italy65101841416
3Albania630378-19
4Israel6303912-39
5Macedonia6105813-53
6Liechtenstein6006124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium65102422216
2Greece6330103712
3Bos-Herze6321135811
4Cyprus621359-47
5Estonia6114517-124
6Gibraltar6006324-210

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia6411112913
2Iceland641196313
3Turkey6321116511
4Ukraine632195411
5Finland6015410-61
6Kosovo6015318-151
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