FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 62

Germany vs. Spain

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jul 07, 2010 on ESPN
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Germany vs. Spain

Semifinals, Match 62: Germany vs. Spain, 8:30 PM, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

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  • Puzzling...

    I remember wondering which German team was going to show up, the one that routed Australia, England and Argentina or the one that lost to Serbia. Sadly for German fans - of which I am not one - it was the latter.

    This game was nowhere near as good as the first semi-final, which was riveting from start to finish. Germany didn't seem too keen on participating in the match. They are such a brilliant side with penalty kicks that I wonder if Coach Low was playing for 120 minutes of 0-0 football. If he was, I think he got it all wrong.

    This is a side that scored four goals in each of three different games, a feat not accomplished since 1970 by Pele's mighty Brazilians, one of the best sides in football history. Why would you suddenly sit back with that kind of firepower? Spain is the best side they've faced, but the effort was disappointing. Spain could and probably should have won this game by 3-0.moreless
  • the other semifinals

    I did not rate this episode so low because of the score; I am glad Germany lost actually, I still have not forgiven them for that whole Adolf Hitler thing, but I scored it that low because it was just really boring. This is the semifinals to the World Cup, this is the biggest event in the history of Spain and Germany (well, in a few years at least, although Horst Kohler resigning was pretty shocking) and I am barely able to control myself from falling asleep.

    This World Cup has had its highs and lows but at this point I think we will all be glad to see it end.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Germany Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer: We're very, very disappointed at the moment. But we know we've had a good tournament. We didn't show enough attacking intent today, and we failed to create enough chances. We didn't quite have the courage we needed today. We've scored before half-time in almost all our matches, which was always a boost to our confidence, but it was different today. Spain seized the initiative and created far more chances than we did.

    • Germany Coach Joachim Low: All credit to the Spanish. They've been the best team around in the last two or three years, and I think they'll win the tournament. They're just such good footballers, and that showed up our current limitations today. They stifled us in certain areas, and we were never able to break free. Their passing game is so good, you spend practically all your time just chasing the ball. We were unable to win possession in the key areas which would have allowed us to switch from defense to attack at speed. Overall, my young team has had a magnificent tournament, but it's not worked out the way we wanted it today. It's a shame, we're sad, and we're all disappointed, but at the end of the day, Spain were terrific.

    • Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque: We played very well in every sense and my lads gave it everything. There were some great performances out there. We've still got one more match to play and let's see if we can stay comfortable on the ball. If we can keep doing that, it'll make things easier, although the Netherlands will be tough opponents for sure.

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