Spain's Mata controls the ball during their Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match in Logrono. Picture - Reuters.

World champions Spain booked their place in the European Championship next summer, with a 6-0 mauling of Liechtenstein in Logrono.

The defending champions completely dominated the match, as expected, with Alvaro Negredo getting things started with a well-taken opener and a calm second. At the stroke of half time, Xavi's swerving free-kick left the opposition keeper, Peter Jehle rooted to the spot, with the score-line reading 3-0 at half-time.

After the break, Sergio Ramos was at hand to deflect in a cross, before David Villa managed a brace within the final half-hour.

The victory saw Spain maintain their 100% record in Group I with six consecutive wins and they hold an eight point lead over second-placed Czech Republic.