La Furia Roja can all but secure qualification by sealing their fifth win in a row in Group I against the eastern Europeans in Kaunas.
|Lithuania: Karcemarskas; Kijanskas, Skerla, Stankevicius, Radavicius; Semberas, E. Cesnauskis, Mikoliunas, Panka; Danilevicius, Sernas
|Spain: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Capdevilla; Xavi, Busquets, Alonso; Navas, Villa, Iniesta
- Lithuania are currently stranded in fourth place in Group I with four points from three matches, two points behind second-placed Czech Republic, who have played a game more.
- They have failed to win in five attempts against the Spaniards, losing four times.
- Their first competitive match against Spain was in Seville on February 24, 1993 in a 1994 World Cup finals qualifier. They lost 5-0.
- In the reverse fixture in the group last year, Lithuania went down 3-1 to Spain in Salamanca.
- Spain’s 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in Granada on Friday evening saw them retain their 100 per cent record in the qualifying campaign and top Group I with 12 points from four matches.
- David Villa’s double on Friday made him the all-time highest goalscorer for la Furia Roja. He has 46 goals, two more than Raul.
- Only three members of Vicente del Bosque's squad play their football outside the Spanish Primera Division. Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Fernando Torres (Chelsea) and David Silva (Manchester City) all ply their trade in the English Premier League.
- Spain were placed together with Lithuania in the qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup finals. The current European and world champions were held to a goalless draw in Vilnius and escaped with a narrow 1-0 victory in Valencia, thanks to an Albert Luque goal.
October 8, 2010: Spain 3-1 Lithuania
Spain recorded a 3-1 victory over Lithuania in the reverse fixture at home. Fernando Llorente gave la Furia Roja the lead just two minutes into the second half and although Darvydas Sernas equalised soon, the Athletic Bilbao striker put his side back into the lead just moments later. David Silva wrapped up the points with his goal on 79 minutes.
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