Associated Press  |  Last updated October 12, 2012
Pedro Rodriguez scored three goals and set up another to give Spain a 4-0 victory at Belarus on Friday, as the world champions won their 24th straight qualifying match ahead of their critical clash with France. Left back Jordi Alba got Spain rolling 12 minutes in from a pass by Pedro, who then doubled the visitors' lead at Dinamo stadium in the 21st. The in-form Barcelona forward added two more goals in the 69th and 72nd to seal the comfortable win. Spain now awaits France on Tuesday in a match that could be key to determining which side finishes top of the group and with automatic qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Also in Group I, Georgia drew 1-1 at Finland on Friday.
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