Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

July 7th, 2010

Giovanni van Bronckhorst inspired his side to a thrilling victory which leaves the Netherlands just 90 minutes away from the SA2010 title

Dutch captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst is ecstatic after breaking the deadlock in the 18th minute from 35-yards - a spectacular goal! (Photo: CBS Sports)

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Paraguay 0 Spain 1 – Five star David Villa seals a semi-final showdown with Germany

July 4th, 2010

David Villa underlined his reputation as the hottest striker in world football with a dramatic late winner that broke Paraguay hearts and confirmed quarter-final winners Spain as favourites to left their first World Cup. Read more…

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Spain’s Andres Iniesta to repeat Euro 2008 victory over Germany

July 4th, 2010

Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta said his side plan to repeat their Euro 2008 success against Germany, after they set up a mouth watering semi-final with a 1-0 victory over Paraguay.

Looking forward: Spain's Andres Iniesta says his side are desperate to reach the World Cup final (Photo: Getty Images)

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Saturday’s World Cup round-up

July 4th, 2010

Messi was surprised by England defending in the 4-1 defeat by Germany

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said Brazil’s quarter-final defeat by the Netherlands was not a surprise to him.

“I don’t think it’s a lesson knowing the reality of football,” said the Spaniard following the favourites’ World Cup exit. “We know that every match can be complicated. We start off on an equal footing and the nature of sport is that anything can happen.”

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by England’s performances at the World Cup in South Africa. Read more…

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Spain must improve, admits coach

July 4th, 2010

Coach Vicente Del Bosque admitted that Spain struggled to find their usual rhythm after sneaking past Paraguay to reach a first World Cup semi-final. Read more…

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Spain vs. Paraguay: A mess of a match, but Spain pulls it out

July 4th, 2010

Spain struggled for most of the match to break down Paraguay’s resolute defense. Each side missed penalties in what might be the worst match of the tournament.

Spain's striker David Villa (R) celebrates with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, midfielder Andres Iniesta, and defender Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal (Photo: Newscom)

For most of the 90 minutes this tie was vying for the title of worst match of the tournament. Read more…

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