Germany v Spain Semi-finals Live Streaming Free

Germany v Spain Semi-finals FIFA World Cup 2010 free online live Streaming
Venue: Durban
Date: Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Kick-off: 19:30 BST

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Spain face their biggest test of this World Cup so far as they look to book a place in their first ever World Cup final when they take on Germany in their semi final clash on Wednesday.

The reigning European champions have lived up to their expectations by making it to the semi finals but have looked far from their best, scoring just six goals from their five games so far in this competition.Spain struggled against Paraguay for most of the game with both sides being awarded penalties but Oscar Cardozo saw his shot saved brilliantly by Iker Casillas while Xabi Alonso also failed to beat the Paraguay keeper. David Villa once again came to Spain’s rescue by scoring his fifth goal in last four games with just seven minutes remaining on the clock to send Spain to their first ever semi final appearance in the competition.

Germany on the other hand had a far more comfortable outing as they successfully exploited Argentina’s weak defense to slam home four goals and secure a thumping victory over the South American side. Germany are now clear favorites to lift the trophy and Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will be aware that his side will have to improve on their performance if they are to have any hopes of making it to the final.

The Spanish coach has all of his players available for selection though Fernando Torres is likely to be dropped to the bench after yet another disappointing performance. Germany on the other hand will be without key player Thomas Muller who was shown a yellow card against Argentina.

Germany v Spain Head-to-head:

- Victory at Euro 2008 was only Spain's second win in eight competitive games against the Germans. They also beat them 1-0 in the group stage at the 1984 European Championship.

- Germany are unbeaten in three previous World Cup games against the Spanish. West Germany beat Spain 2-1 at Villa Park in a group game in 1966. They won by the same score at the Bernabeu in 1982, when the sides met in a second-round group match. Defeat eliminated the hosts, even though they had one more match to play.

-Jurgen Klinsmann's equaliser earned Germany a 1-1 draw in a group game at USA '94, staged at Chicago's Soldier Field.

- Overall, the two nations have met 20 times: Germany have won eight and Spain six, with six draws.


- Miroslav Klose has scored 14 goals in 18 World Cup games, and is just one short of the all-time record held by Brazilian star Ronaldo.

- This will be Germany's 11th World Cup semi-final - they have reached this stage in six of the last eight World Cups.

- While Italy beat the Germans in 1970 and 2006, it is 52 years since a side other than the Azzurri defeated them at the semi-final stage (hosts Sweden eliminated them in 1958).


- The Spanish are through to their first ever World Cup semi-final. They did reach the final four in 1950 under a different format, when the remaining teams played out a group stage. Spain finished bottom, behind winners Uruguay, Brazil and Sweden.

- David Villa is one goal away from equalling Raul's record of 44 goals for Spain. He has already equalled the Spanish record for most goals at a single World Cup (five), set by Emilio Butragueno in 1986.
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