Germany vs Spain Results and Highlights – World Cup 2010 [Semi-finals]

LIVE UPDATE: Carles Puyol’s header in the 72nd minute powered Spain past Germany and into its first-ever World Cup final. The score is 1-0.

Watch Germany vs Spain Live Streaming – World Cup 2010 [Semi-finals]. The last semi-final match for the World Cup 2010 tournament is between the young Germans and the calculated Spaniards. Throughout the whole tournament, this would be one of the most awaited matches as both teams are eligible and rightful to be called football World Champions. The match starts at 20:30 local time and will be held in Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa.

Not many had high expectations for the Germans. Most assumed that this young team would just gather experience in an elite tournament and then gracefully exit the tournament sometime between the quarterfinals and round of 16. But that never happened. In contrast, they amazed the world with their strong counter-attacks that enabled them to score 4 goals in a match 3 times. One against Australia, another against England and against Argentina.

Germany also has one of the best strikers in the tournament in Miroslav Klose with 4 goals so far out of 14 World Cup goals. Another 1 and he equals superstar Ronaldo of Brazil. Here is what he had to say:

“I spoke with Ronaldo after the [2002 World Cup] final. At that time, I’d have never dreamed of coming this close to his record, with just two more goals to surpass him. I hope he is not too worried.”

Spain on the other hand are already champions of Europe. In so doing, they defeated the Spaniards in the Euro 2008 finals 1-0. Thus, this game can be considered as a rematch between the two soccer superpowers. As we have seen so far, Spain have been very calculated in everything they did and that has served them well. But is that enough against a young and a strong counter-attacking team? We shall know later.

The two sides are almost of equal strength. The team that makes even the smallest mistake will lose.

Here is the line-up for both teams:

Germany Spain
Coach : Joachim Löw Coach : Vicente del Bosque
Goalkeeper Goalkeeper
1 Manuel Neuer 1 Iker Casillas
Defender Defender
16 Philipp Lahm 15 Sergio Ramos
17 Per Mertesacker 3 Gerard Piqué
3 Arne Friedrich 5 Carles Puyol
20 Jerome Boateng 11 Joan Capdevila
Midfielder Midfielder
15 Piotr Trochowski 6 Andrés Iniesta
6 Sami Khedira 16 Sergio Busquets
8 Mesut Özil 8 Xavi
7 Bastian Schweinsteiger 14 Xabi Alonso
10 Lukas Podolski 7 David Villa
Forward Forward
11 Miroslav Klose 9 Fernando Torres

The match starts at 20:30 local time (GMT +2) / 14:30 ET (GMT -4).

Here are the TV channels broadcasting the match:

Country Channels
Algeria ENTV Television Algerienne
Andorra TF1 (HD, 3D)
Angola Televisao Publica de Angola
Argentina DirecTV Latin America (HD), Canal 7, Canal 9, Telefe Argentina
Australia SBS One Australia (HD, 3D)
Austria RTL Television
Brazil ESPN HD Brasil (HD), ESPN Brasil (HD), Globo TV (HD, 3D), SporTV Brasil (HD)
Cameroon Cameroon Radio Television
Canada Societe Radio-Canada (HD, 3D), CBC (HD, 3D), CBC Sports Live Streaming, CBC Bold (HD), Telelatino
Cape Verde Televisao de Cabo Verde
Caribbean SportsMax
Central African Republic Tele Centrafrique
Chile DirecTV Latin America (HD), TVN Online
China China Central Television Broadband, China Central Television CCTV (HD)
Colombia RCN Television, Caracol TV
Congo Television Nationale Congolaise
Costa Rica Repretel – Canal 4, Canal 6, Canal 11
Ecuador DirecTV Latin America (HD)
El Salvador Telecorporacion Salvadorena
England BBC Sport Broadband
Finland YLE Broadband
France TF1 (HD, 3D)
French Guiana TF1 (HD, 3D)
French Polynesia TF1 (HD, 3D)
Germany ARD Broadband (HD), Sky Deutschland (HD), ARD, RTL Television
Ghana TV3 Ghana, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Metro TV
Greece ERT Greece
Honduras Sky Latin America (HD), Televicentro Honduras
Hong Kong i-Cable Sports (HD)
India ESPN Star Sports
Indonesia RCTI – Indonesia, Global TV Indonesia
Ireland RTE Ireland (HD)
Italy Sky Italia (HD, 3D)
Ivory Coast Radiodiffusion Television Ivorienne
Japan SKY PerfecTV (HD, 3D)
Korea SBS Korea (HD, 3D)
Malaysia Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Mexico TV Azteca (HD), Sky Latin America (HD), Televisa Mexico (HD)
Middle East Al Jazeera Sports Broadband, Al Jazeera Sports (HD, 3D)
Monaco TF1 (HD, 3D)
Mozambique Televisao de Mocambique
Netherlands NOS Television Netherlands (HD)
Paraguay Canal 9 Paraguay
Peru Andina de Television (HD)
Portugal RTP Radio Televisao Portuguesa (HD, 3D)
Russia Russia State Television
Senegal Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise
Singapore Starhub (HD), MioTV Singtel (HD)
Slovakia Slovenska Televizia
Slovenia Radiotelevizija Slovenija (HD)
South Africa SuperSport Broadband
Spain TeleCinco Espana
Thailand Thai TV3, Bangkok Broadcasting TV
Turkey TRT Turkey
UK RTE Two, TalkSport Radio, ITV 1 (HD), BBC HD (HD)
Uruguay DirecTV Latin America (HD), Canal 10 Uruguay, Monte Carlo TV Canal 4
USA USA, Univision (HD), ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN (HD), Futbol de Primera Radio, ESPN 3D USA (HD, 3D), ESPN Radio, Univision Futbol (HD)
Venezuela Meridiano Television

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