The FIFA Technical Study Group selected hat-trick scorer Fernando Torres as their Budweiser Man of the Match when Spain met New Zealand on Sunday.

Among those watching with admiration from the stands was expert observer Holger Osieck of Germany, a member of the FIFA Technical Study Group. "He was involved in the game right from the start. He scored three goals but it could easily have been four or five. Fernando Torres presents a permanent threat to opposing defences and an obvious outlet for his team-mates. Spain were the better side but it was Torres who made the difference, and it goes without saying that he is the Budweiser Man of the Match."