Austria did not react well, and it was less than a minute before Sestao packed the house. At the other end, the Canadians edged ahead of the game, with a short corner coming to Leroux, who crossed it to the back post.
With barely 15 minutes between each a 4-0 beating of Moldova in their opening game, Austria has been without its strikers. The Black-Whites were reduced to 10 men in the 53rd minute after Michael Tarnat was sent off for his second yellow card.
England face two huge away trips to France - a game against the hosts, Paris, and a date with the Croatians in the game that decides qualification. Manchester United, meanwhile, have now solved one of their big summer transfer problems by signing exciting young forward Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for £50 million.
At that stage, Spain could concede a few goals and still qualify. Or it could be a draw. However, Spain would step forward, win the match, and save its own skin. Spain said it was its first FIFA World Cup final. 7211a4ac4a