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World Cup Thread - Semi-Finals - DEUTSCHLAND v. ESPAÑA



We've reached the semis, ladies and gentlemen.  Your final four in the 2010 World Cup / Republic of South Africa are Uruguay - Nederlands - Deutschland and España

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(bracket current as of 10.10p CDT on 5 Sunday 2010)

The fixtures are as follows:

Deustchland v. España - Durban, Republic of South Africa

Wednesday, 7 July - 1.30p CDT -- ESPN / Univision / 1440 AM Radio Esperanza

The Oranje machine keeps rolling along, as they advanced to the Finals on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Uruguay.  An open Giovanni Van Bronckhorst launched a wicked shot from ~30 yards out past the keeper Muslera early in the first half to put the Dutch ahead.  But Diego Forlán, a key cog in this year's Cup, brought Uruguay level before the half with a beautiful strike off the hands of Netherlands' keeper Maarten Stekelenberg in the 41st minute

Controversy would be had however in the 70th minute when a deflected pass made it's way past Muslera into the Uruguay goal.  Upon replay, Dutch forward Robin Van Persie appeared to be offside, but the goal stood and would ultimately keep the Netherlands ahead. 

Arjen Robben added a nice header late to put the Dutch up 3-1.  Uruguay responded valiantly as Maxi Pereira snuck one in in added time to bring Las Charrúas back to life.  But it wasn't enough. 

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Ladies and gentlemen, the national anthem of España

 

 -------------------------------------------- and now, the national anthem of Deutschland --------------------------------------------

  

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Still wish the U.S. was in it?  Relive the magic

 

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The German anthem is pretty damn gut

 

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