Posted: Fri March 22, 2013 5:47PM; Updated: Fri March 22, 2013 5:48PM

Spain, Finland draw in UEFA World Cup qualifying

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Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos scored the lone goal for Spain, which plays France next week.
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GIJON, Spain -- Finland's Teemu Pukki scored 11 minutes from time to grab a 1-1 draw in Spain that complicated life for the world and European champions in World Cup qualifying Group I on Friday.

Pukki fired past Victor Valdes on a rare counter-attack after they had withstood waves of pressure from the hosts.

Sergio Ramos, winning his 100th cap for Spain, broke the deadlock with a header from a corner just after halftime but Vicente del Bosque's side struggled to make their dominance count.

The draw leaves Spain under pressure to get a victory in Paris next Tuesday when they visit their closest group rivals France, who grabbed a 1-1 draw in Madrid last year.

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