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    SF2 : GERMANY v SPAIN

    Match 62 : FIFA World Cup Finals; Semi Final

    Referee Viktor Kassai (HUN)

    7 July 2010 @ 20:30 (19:30 GMT)

    Durban - King Senzangakhona Stadium

    37 Comments

    Original Poster

    The Germans have been immense ! If they beat Spain tonight, it must be surely one of the most impressive journeys to a world cup final.

    Paul the octopus says Spain to win.

    Dont really like to say it but they have played well and without fear throughout. Although would prefer Netherlands to win if there is a Germany /Netherlands final

    Given the fact that Germany have 'sailed' through most of this tournement whereas Spain have struggled through I find it hard to believe that Spain are favourites for this game.

    Spain have got to improve 100% if they are to win it and I don't think they will. Lahm will shackle Villa and if Torress has another stinker I can't see Spain doing it.

    My money is on Germany to win.

    Match 62 : FIFA World Cup Finals; Semi Final

    Referee Viktor Kassai (HUN)

    7 July 2010 @ 20:30 (19:30 GMT)

    Durban - King Senzangakhona Stadium

    and you forgot to mention :

    Squad List

    Germany
    1 Manuel NEUER
    12 Tim WIESE
    22 Hans Joerg BUTT
    3 Arne FRIEDRICH
    4 Dennis AOGO
    5 Serdar TASCI
    14 Holger BADSTUBER
    16 Philipp LAHM
    17 Per MERTESACKER
    20 Jerome BOATENG
    2 Marcell JANSEN
    6 Sami KHEDIRA
    7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER
    8 Mesut OEZIL
    13 Thomas MUELLER
    15 Piotr TROCHOWSKI
    18 Toni KROOS
    21 Marko MARIN
    9 Stefan KIESSLING
    10 Lukas PODOLSKI
    11 Miroslav KLOSE
    19 CACAU
    23 Mario GOMEZ


    Spain
    1 Iker CASILLAS
    12 Victor VALDES
    23 Pepe REINA
    2 Raul ALBIOL
    3 Gerard PIQUE
    4 Carlos MARCHENA
    5 Carles PUYOL
    11 Joan CAPDEVILA
    15 SERGIO RAMOS
    17 Alvaro ARBELOA
    6 Andres INIESTA
    8 XAVI
    10 Cesc FABREGAS
    14 XABI ALONSO
    16 Sergio BUSQUETS
    20 Javier MARTINEZ
    21 DAVID SILVA
    7 David VILLA
    9 Fernando TORRES
    13 Juan Manuel MATA
    18 PEDRO
    19 Fernando LLORENTE
    22 **** NAVAS

    Original Poster

    A lot will depend on Torres and whether he will actually play... Not sure if Fabregas is still injured ?

    spain easily on paper, germany easily on form, too close to call for me

    Hoping Germany go through if they play as they did against the Argies can only see one winner

    Original Poster

    Original Poster

    @ flp14344 not forgotten mate... will post teams, once announced

    germany for me, they have been very impressive, i'd actually like to see them win it now...thought i'd never be saying that

    if torres starts, germany will win at a canter. if torres is dropped then spain 2-1.

    A couple good games and now Germany have had an "immense tournament"

    Serbia argue otherwise.

    Germany may have peaked too early (common problem for men), hard to see 3 quality performances in a row. Fair play if they do it though.

    Can't believe I even commented in this thread as it isnt the official one. Woops. Schoolboy error.

    im going for a germany win, spanish defender to be sent off, and the following all to happen

    Bastian Schweinsteiger to score at anytime
    Lukas Podolski to score at anytime
    Germany beat Spain
    Booking Points Over 40.5 - Germany v Spain
    Cross Corners Over 20.5 - Germany v Spain
    Goals x Corners Over 18.5 - Germany v Spain

    If anyone could posts the odds on Germany to qualify (preferably from Betfair) it would be much appreciated.

    greg_68

    If anyone could posts the odds on Germany to qualify (preferably from … If anyone could posts the odds on Germany to qualify (preferably from Betfair) it would be much appreciated.



    3.1

    ^^ 3.1 can't be right to qualify can it. The match odds were only around 2 last night so I would have thought the qualifying odds were a lot less, should that be 1.3?

    greg_68

    ^^ 3.1 can't be right to qualify can it. The match odds were only around … ^^ 3.1 can't be right to qualify can it. The match odds were only around 2 last night so I would have thought the qualifying odds were a lot less, should that be 1.3?



    Woops read your question wrong.

    Showing as 2.1 to get to the final. Pretty good I reckon.

    Anyone know who takes the penalties for Germany?

    Banned

    Back from a day away and it's all changed on here. I don't like it.

    Germany going to walk this!!

    Mueller will be sorely missed.


    Could be a walk for Spain if the German attack doesn't fire - Mertesacker and Friederich are not sound.

    rugger-tyke

    Mueller will be sorely missed.Could be a walk for Spain if the German … Mueller will be sorely missed.Could be a walk for Spain if the German attack doesn't fire - Mertesacker and Friederich are not sound.



    klose will step up a level and bag one imo, should be a great game

    Come on Torres, time to perform...

    Original Poster

    Torres out. Pedro in.

    Well I predicted 3-2 Holland (how crazy is that?) so tonight I predict 4-2 Germany..

    it could have been England if the goal had been given against Germany, oh no it wouldnt as we are bobbins

    Neonlitdoor

    it could have been England if the goal had been given against Germany, oh … it could have been England if the goal had been given against Germany, oh no it wouldnt as we are bobbins



    No but I did sit watching that match last night thinking these two teams are nothing special really and we really should be in the semi's. If we had played to our abilities we wouldn't have looked out of place there last night.

    How great would it be tonight to be watching England trying for a place in the final, just like 90.

    Podolski FTW

    greg_68

    No but I did sit watching that match last night thinking these two teams … No but I did sit watching that match last night thinking these two teams are nothing special really and we really should be in the semi's. If we had played to our abilities we wouldn't have looked out of place there last night.



    Typical English mentality.

    We didnt even qualify for Euro 2008. We haven't done well since Euro 96. Setting 1966 as some kind of benchmark that we should be meeting every tournament, we never achieve.

    At some point we have to realise that we are a basic team and playing to our full potential as a unit and just wishing we were at the level we used to be. Unless there is a drastic change of talent or combination of players then it will be this way for the forseeable future.

    Original Poster

    Germans not quite with it yet

    It's okay for Spain to have 70 percent possession which is what they has now but as soon as Germany get that ball they bomb forward and create some real chances.

    Also did I hear them right when they said that Spain have never got to the world cup semi finals?

    Original Poster

    Ozil...that's how you take corners.

    Original Poster

    1-0 Puyol!

    people are actually watching it ?, pah.

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/sports/2010/07/06/octopus.wc.germany.spain.rtl.640x360.jpg

    Original Poster

    Spain's first World Cup final
    Vamos Espana

    I got bored.

    Lost Symphonies

    It's okay for Spain to have 70 percent possession which is what they has … It's okay for Spain to have 70 percent possession which is what they has now but as soon as Germany get that ball they bomb forward and create some real chances.Also did I hear them right when they said that Spain have never got to the world cup semi finals?


    Spain have only ever came fourth.
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