Matches

20/06/2009101 - WeatherCloudy
2:0 (0:0)
  • David VILLA (52')
  • Fernando LLORENTE (72')

Summary

Hosts advance despite defeat

Goals from David Villa and Fernando Llorente inflicted a 2-0 defeat on South Africa, but the hosts were still able to celebrate a place in the last four.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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4
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11
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Coaches

Vicente DEL BOSQUE (ESP)
(BRA) Joel SANTANA

Officials

Referee: Pablo POZO (CHI)Assistant Referee 1: Patricio BASUALTO (CHI)Assistant Referee 2: Francisco MONDRIA (CHI)Fourth official: Eddy MAILLET (SEY)Fifth official: Bechir HASSANI (TUN)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 65)


Latest Comments:
serage
22/06/2009 at 12:13
serage (South Africa)
SA was not lucky to go to the semi finals as some indicate. The fact that NZ drew with Iraq is part of the competition. No team does any team any favours. We are up against it in the semi finals. But as the saying goes any thing is possible in soccer. I draw my inspiration from Euro 1992 when Danmark won against all odds. They got in because Yugoslavia was disqualified. Go Bafana Bafana!!!
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_imre_
22/06/2009 at 11:32
_imre_ (South Africa)
Actually thats a very good idea, if they can organise a football tri-nations new zealand and australia.
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Khekhe
22/06/2009 at 09:34
Khekhe (South Africa)
Well done to Bafana 4 getting 2 the semis,against Brazil well it's gonna b tough wish you luck. lets keep this confed cup home
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Statistics

16Shots10
4Corner kicks3
2Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
57%Possession (%)43%
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi (L) of South Africa fouls David Villa of Spain
  • Team of South Africa poses for a team photo
  • Xavi Hernandez of Spain shoots the ball
  • Cesc Fabregas of Spain and Aaron Mokoena of South Africa battle for the ball in Bloemfontein.
  • Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain controls the ball
  • Xavi Hernandez #8 of Spain in action

"I'm very happy because we keep on showing that we are a great team that has been able to follow on from everything that was achieved at EURO 2008. We made it very clear that our aim today was to get another win, no matter which players we used." Vicente Del Bosque, Spain coach