Spain ensured their place in Euro 2024 with a victory over Norway on Sunday, also aiding Scotland in their qualification from Group A.
Barcelona midfielder, Gavi, scored a goal early in the second half to propel the 2008 and 2012 European champions into the next round with two games to spare.
Norway, led by Erling Haaland, who last participated in a major tournament at Euro 2000, now only has a potential qualification route through the play-offs.
They are currently relying on their Nations League rankings to achieve this.
Who Can Qualify for Euro 2024? Spain hardly allowed Manchester City striker Haaland any chances throughout the night, making it a frustrating evening for Norway, who are five points behind Spain and Scotland with only one match remaining.
La Roja thought they had taken the lead after 20 minutes when Stefan Strandberg deflected the ball into his own net, and Alvaro Morata hammered home from almost on the goal line.
However, the goal was disallowed for offside against Morata. Dani Carvajal’s high ball was intended for Brighton winger Ansu Fati before Strandberg’s intervention, and if Morata had touched the ball, it would have been an own goal.
Gavi eventually put Spain ahead in the 49th minute after a scramble in Norway’s area, seizing the opportunity when Mikel Oyarzabal’s shot was deflected into his path.
It was the 19-year-old’s fifth goal for his country in 25 appearances.
Arsenal captain, Martin Odegaard, sliced an effort wide at the other end as the hosts made a rare offensive move, and Spain’s goalkeeper, Unai Simon, comfortably saved a shot from the bright teenager Antonio Nusa.
A lackluster Norway could not create any danger during the eight minutes of added time, seemingly resigned to their fate, while Spain celebrated their victory at the final whistle.