FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 60

Paraguay vs. Spain

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jul 03, 2010 on ESPN
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Paraguay vs. Spain
Quarter-finals, Match 60: Paraguay vs. Spain, 8:30 PM, Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

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  • Oh my word - talk about high drama!

    Well, wasn't this something? There was some pretty bad - and inconsistent - refereeing but in the end, it all turned out about right. The Paraguayan penalty award was a good one but several Spanish payers encroached upon the penalty area prior to the missed kick being taken so a retry should have been awarded. They Spanish penalty really wasn't one and this time referee called the Spanish for encroachment, but it was no more blatant than at the other end of the field a few minutes earlier. That negated a made penalty and the goaltender, after stopping the second kick, committed a foul that was a penalty kick but it was not awarded. Quite amazing stuff.

    In the end, Spain got their deserved winner and move on to face a very formidable German side. Suddenly South America's World Cup has become Europe's with three of the four semi-finalists hailing from there.moreless
  • par vs. spa

    Wow, now that is drama. MTV should consider airing a World Cup reality show in 2014 as you cannot recreate this kind of drama no matter how hard they try with The Hills and The City.

    There was penalty after penalty and it was just insane. The refs got a little bit too yellow card happy, but penalty kicks are so nervewracking that this viewer could not complain about.

    Paraguay missed a penalty kick, then Spain made one but it was overturned, then they missed the redo, but then they actually got the goal? Just unbelievable drama in this great game.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Spain Midfielder and Man of the Match Andres Iniesta: It was a match that had a little bit of everything. We knew it was going to be really tough because Paraguay have made life hard for all their opponents here. We should be proud and happy and lots of other things too. We'll turn our thoughts to Germany now. They are having a fantastic World Cup and it's going to be a very exciting game.

    • Paraguay Coach Gerardo Martino: I thought we gave everything we had to give. We had our chances but unfortunately Spain went through and not Paraguay. That's football. Chances were created and one side took one of the few that came along. I'd like to thank the players for their commitment. They gave their all.

    • Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque: We didn't play well and we never looked comfortable, but that was partly down to Paraguay. Even so, I think we deserved to go through and the best thing about the game was the result. We are delighted to be in the last four and these are happy times for Spanish football. We are not scared of Germany but I think they are playing better than anyone right now. We are strong, though, and we can take on anyone, including the Germans.

  • NOTES (3)


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