They made it 10 wins out of 10 in Group Five with a crushing victory 5-2 over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Zenica.
Spain joined a select group of teams to record a perfect World Cup qualifying record tonight, making it 10 wins out of 10 in Group Five with a crushing victory 5-2 over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Zenica.
Spain followed in the footsteps of countries such as West Germany in 1982 and Holland this year by winning all their qualifying matches, sweeping aside the second-best team in their pool thanks to early goals from Gerard Pique and David Silva and two in the second half from Alvaro Negredo on his first start for his country.
Juan Manuel Mata then added a late fifth with his third goal in successive internationals before Bosnia-Herzegovina, who were already assured of a spot in the play-offs before this match, pulled two goals back in injury-time from Edin Dzeko and Zvjezdan Misimovic to add a touch of respectability to the scoreline.
Tonight's victory will further establish Spain's credentials as one of the main favourites to win next year's World Cup - especially because they were missing the likes of Xavi, Fernando Torres, David Villa, Carles Puyol and Cesc Fabregas.
Fatih Terim's second reign as Turkey boss came to an end with a comfortable, if unspectacular, 2-0 victory over Group Five's basement side Armenia, despite being reduced to 10 men.
The Turks had not been expected to push group winners Spain too hard in the qualifiers but their inability to challenge Bosnia-Herzegovina for second spot - a play-off berth - led to Terim's announcement this week that he would stand down after this match.
Goals from Halil Altintop, in the 16th minute, and Servet Cerin after 28 minutes, ensured Terim's tenure would end on a positive note, but the hosts' failure to increase the margin - a pursuit not helped by Ceyhun Gulselam's first-half red card - was symptomatic of their struggles in recent times.
Estonia completed their World Cup qualifying Group Five campaign with an encouraging 2-0 victory over Belgium.
Raio Piiroja opened the scoring for the hosts on the half-hour mark and Konstantin Vassiljev secured the win with Estonia's second midway through the second period.