Spain beat Germany to book first ever World Cup final slot

http://news-updations.blogspot.comThe World Cup will now have a new winner on Sunday after Spain beat Germany 1-0 to set up a mouthwatering clash with the Netherlands.

Spain's hero was Barcelona defender Carles Puyol as his 73rd minute header have secured his country's first ever World Cup final.

Puyol rose highest to the power Xavi's corner into the net and hand Spain a deserved victory.

Vicente del Bosque's team dominated with possession against their opponents and should have won by a more convincing score line but they couldn't convert their chances.

Germany only created a handful of the opportunities as they attempted to avenge their defeat to Spain in the European Championships final of 2008 but they failed to regularly test Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Spain will now face Netherlands at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Sunday after they beat Uruguay 3-2 in the other semifinal on Tuesday night.

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was dropped in the favor of Pedro Rodriguez as Spain made one change from their quarterfinal team. Germany drafted in Piotr Trochowski in place of the suspended Thomas Muller.

It was Barcelona striker David Villa who had the first chance of their game but his effort was smothered by Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

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