Paraguay vs Spain Live Online World Cup 2010

Paraguay vs Spain Quarter-final SA FIFA World Cup 2010 free online live Streaming
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Date: Monday, 28 June 2010
Kick-off: 19:30 BST

Paraguay vs Spain Match Preview
Paraguay will be looking to keep their historic World Cup campaign alive by pulling off another shock result when they take on Spain in their quarter final clash on Saturday

The South American side were expected to have a tough fight on hand to qualify to the knockout stages but finished at the top of their group table before a thrilling penalty shootout against Japan ensured that Paraguay qualified to the quarter finals of the tournament for the first time in their history.

Coach Gerardo Martino was delighted with the result and hoped that they can repeat the performance against a team that is one of the favorites to lift the trophy.

Spain on the other hand look to be slowly returning to their best form as they secured a narrow 1-0 win over Portugal in their knockout stage clash with David Villa scoring his fourth goal in three games.

Coach Vicente del Bosque expressed his satisfaction at the result and claimed that his players are now determined to become the first Spanish side to lift the World Cup

Paraguay vs Spain Head-to-head:
- They have met three times in their history. Two of those matches came at the group stage at the World Cup - they drew 0-0 in 1998 and Spain won 3-1 four years later. Their other meeting was a 0-0 draw in a friendly, also in 2002.

- Paraguay are in the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time. They are the 12th nation of the 13 that appeared in the inaugural World Cup in 1930 that has reached the quarter-final stage, leaving Bolivia as the only country not to have done it.

- Defender Denis Caniza is hoping to become the second Paraguayan to win 100 caps.

- Roque Santa Cruz has not scored a World Cup goal in 799 minutes. His last and only goal came in 2002 in a 2-2 draw with South Africa.

- They must make history if they are to win the World Cup, as no country has lost its first group match and gone on to lift the trophy.

- They have only lost twice in their last 52 internationals - and both defeats came on South African soil (2-0 v USA and 1-0 v Switzerland).

- David Villa is just one goal short of Emilio Butragueno's Spanish record of five goals at one World Cup, set in 1986.

- Spain have reached the last four just once in World Cup history, in 1950.
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