World Cup: Spain defeats Germany (video)

In a very tight and evenly match game between Germany and Spain, Spain emerged victors, scoring a goal against none to advance to the World... More Below... Posted by on Jul 7th, 2010 and filed under News, Soccer, Sports, World Cup 2010.

In a very tight and evenly match game between Germany and Spain, Spain emerged victors, scoring a goal against none to advance to the World Cup Finals. This marks Spain as the first reigning European champion to advance to FIFA World Cup in 28 long years, and two crown-less teams will go head to head for the gold for the first time in 32 years.

Germany started with these players: 1. Manuel Neuer – 16. Philipp Lahm(captain), 3. Arne Friedrich, 17. Per Mertesacker, 20. Jerome Boateng – 7. Bastian Schweinsteiger, 6. Sami Khedira, 8. Mesut Ozil – 15. Piotr Trochowski, 9. Miroslav Klose, 10. Lukas Podolski. Coach: Joachim Loew.

Spain started with: 1. Iker Casillas (captain) – 15. Sergio Ramos, 5. CarlesPuyol, 3. Gerard Pique, 11. Joan Capdevila – 16. Sergi Busquets, 8. Xavi Hernandez, 14. Xabi Alonso, 6. Andres Iniesta – 18. Pedro Rodriguez, 7. David Villa. Coach: Vicente del Bosque.

Whether Spain wins the gold or not, Carlos Puyol will return home as a hero. He scored the only single game in this match, hammering the ball with his head in 72:38 minutes of the game to help his team advance to the finals.

Germany had a great climb this year at the World Cup, their highly-spirited game will be etched in the books of the World Cup, playing dominant games up until the semis.