Spain players train ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Belarus, October 10Reuters

Despite an explosion at Real Mallorca's Iberostar Stadium, the authorities are confident Spain's crucial World Cup qualifier against Belarus will go ahead.

One of the three generators at the ground reportedly exploded, injuring three people, two of them seriously.

Some reports suggested the match might be postponed but Jorge Perez, secretary general of the Spanish Football Federation, is confident of there being no stoppage.

"What concerns us is the condition of the injured pair," he is quoted as saying by Marca. "The injured pair are in hospital in a very serious condition. This is what really concerns us right now. The material damage can be repaired.

"We have been informed that the problem has been identified and can be repaired in time. Both teams will train there and the match will go ahead in Son Moix without any problem.

"The match will take place, I can assure you. We are not planning to change the date."

It is a vital game for Spain if they are to qualify automatically to the 2014 World Cup. The world and European champions currently top the group, but only on goal difference from France, albeit having played a game less.

Therefore, it is essential Vicente Del Bosque's men take full advantage of the game in hand, so that they go into the final round of qualifiers with a three-point advantage.

"We're playing for six points," Del Bosque said on the remaining two World Cup qualifiers. "We can't get distracted. Football is treacherous and we have to be prepared.

"We still haven't qualified. I'm worrying about tomorrow (Friday). The time to talk about it (the 2014 World Cup) will be after the game in Albacete."

Belarus are done and dusted in Group I, and lie bottom with just four points from seven games.

Team News: Swansea forward Michu could be in line for his international debut after being called up to the Spain squad following the withdrawal of David Villa through injury. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas continues to hold Del Bosque's confidence despite not being first choice at Real Madrid.

Belarus have no fresh injury concerns and will name the strongest possible XI from their squad.

Where to watch

The match is scheduled for a 1.30 p.m. (IST) start with live telecast on Ten Action and Ten HD.

Expected lineups: Spain: Casillas; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Monreal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Fabregas, Silva.

Belarus: Vyeramko; Verkhovtsov, Martynovich, Filipenko, Bardachow; Kalachev, Kislyak, Tsiharow, Drahun; Kornilenko, Rodionov.

Prediction: 2-0 to Spain

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