Alvaro Morata secured Spain’s place in the 2022 World Cup by scoring a goal on Sunday night and then celebrating the dream of a sick child with a gold star.
The Juventus striker missed a penalty in his last four matches with Italy, which eventually sent the champions to the final, but they compensated on Sunday.
Morata celebrated with a gold star on his head. Miguel Angel, a Malaga boy who is part of the Little Wish Foundation, reportedly gave it to the striker.
The foundation allows sick children to live their dreams and was able to meet Angel Morata and give them a star for good luck and in return the 29-year-old dedicated his goal to the child.
After the goal of securing Spain’s 2022 World Cup qualifier, Alvaro Morata lifted the star and celebrated.
He dedicated the goal to the Malaga boy Miguel Angel of the Pequeno Desio Foundation, which aims to fulfill the desires of sick children. pic.twitter.com/bql1QBaoKx
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The celebration with the star of Alvaro Morata was dedicated to a 10-year-old boy with terminal cancer, who met with Morata at the team hotel and said he wanted to know Morata was his idol.
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Speaking after the match, Morata was delighted to help his team qualify but warned that he and his fellow countrymen were doing the least possible by entering the final.
“The team had a bad time together, but this is good news for everyone. We have to be here,” he told reporters after the full-time.
“But we shouldn’t celebrate too much. Spain should be at all the World Cups.
” Any game we played for some time was hard.
“All these teams work very hard; it is very difficult to play against teams that are well protected and organized.
“I had to qualify for the World Cup and win this game. That’s what we all want.
“We are a good group and we deserve the World Cup.
“Of course there are some great teams out there who can be selected for the World Cup. The qualifying stage is difficult. You have to be happy.
“Now we have to work hard to have a chance to go to the World Cup.”