Budweiser Man of the Match: Xavi (ESP)
Xavi has been named Budweiser Man of the Match by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) after producing another trademark performance of class and composure in his side's 2-0 win over South Africa in Mangaung/Bloemfontein.
"Xavi handled this match very well," stated TSG member Abedi Pele of Ghana, who observed the match at Free State Stadium. "He controlled the midfield, was always available to help his back four and produced some really excellent passes. He was very influential throughout and also had a key role in Spain's second goal."
FIFA's TSG (Technical Study Group) carries out in-depth analysis of the latest trends in the game and keeps FIFA's member associations fully informed of all the latest tactical innovations. To find out more about the members of the TSG analysing the tournament click on the link on the right hand side.