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2:0 (0:0)
  • David VILLA (52')
  • Fernando LLORENTE (72')

Referee Pablo POZO (CHI)

Summary

Hosts advance despite defeat

Hosts advance despite defeat

Spain march on to the semi-finals with an unblemished record after goals from David Villa and Fernando Llorente secured a 2-0 victory over South Africa to extend La Roja's record winning streak. However, there were celebrations on all sides in Manguang/Bloemfontein as New Zealand's goalless draw with Iraq ensured the hosts will join the European champions in the last four. Much had ...

Highlights

Line-up

ESP
RSA
Substitute(s)
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)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • 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
  • Pepe Reina of Spain looks on
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi of South Africa looks on
  • Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain controls the ball during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 match between Spain and South Africa.
  • David Villa of Spain drives the ball against Benson Mhlongo of South Africa

Quotes

"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

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    STATISTICS
    SpainStatisticsSouth Africa
    16Shots10
    4Corner kicks3
    2Yellow cards3
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    57%Possession (%)43%