Spain boss Luis Enrique eyes World Cup glory in Qatar
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Luis Enrique wants his Spain team to reach the World Cup final in Qatar after cruising to a 3-1 victory against Jordan in their final pre-tournament warm-up game.

Spain took the lead after an Ansu Fati goal in the 13th minute, and goals from Gavi and Nico Williams in the second half sealed the triumph for Spain.

After the break, Spain made a number of substitutions, including replacing Robert Sanchez in goal with David Raya, who had to step up to stop a strong shot by Mahmoud Mardi.

The former world champions doubled their lead in the 56th minute when Pablo Sarabia was set up by Carlos Soler after the latter dribbled into the box. Sarabia botched his attempt, but Gavi was there to seize the opportunity and score.

Young Nico Williams, who came on in the 84th minute to replace Fati, made no mistakes by scoring the third goal skillfully, making it eight wins in their previous 11 games.

Hamza Al Dardour, a substitute, gave Jordan a late consolation after Cesar Azpilicueta's error.

Since winning the World Cup in 2010, Spain have not advanced past the round of 16, but Luis Enrique has the World Cup Final on December 18 firmly in his sights.

At the news conference following the game, he stated, "We are seventh in the FIFA ranking. "Seven games in Qatar are our target," Despite the fact that playing so close to the World Cup was not the finest timing, I saw the team perform well [against Jordan].

"I believe that our team played well. Today's outcome was the least significant, although winning is always preferable."

Fati and Marco Asensio, who both made big contributions to the victory, were commended by Luis Enrique after the game for their skills.

"Good news, indeed. He [Fati] has a tremendous affinity to the goal, "said the head coach. He [Asensio] has been great, at a different level. He has experience playing false nine and is quite well. He can play wherever if he has that mindset and that quality.

José Luis Gayà was unable to play for Spain due to a right ankle injury sustained during training on Wednesday. Alvaro Morata, Hugo Guillamón, and Marcos Llorente were also ineligible for Thursday's game due to injury and missed training at the beginning of Spain's preparations.

On November 23, Luis Enrique's team takes on Costa Rica in their World Cup debut. In Group E, they will also play Germany and Japan.