PORT ELIZABETH Two-time winners Uruguay and three-time champions Germany clash here on Saturday in a match that neither side wanted to be contesting - the playoff to decide third place.
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Refereeing at the 2014 World Cup will be radically altered with the possible introduction of goal-line technology and the use of extra officials, a top FIFA executive said on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - European champions Spain reached a first World Cup final on Wednesday when veteran defender Carles Puyol headed the only goal to beat Germany 1-0 and set up a Sunday night Soccer City title clash against Holland.
DURBAN Germany and Spain meet in the second semi-final on Wednesday in Durban, which is already casting a hopeful eye on the Olympics after a smooth World Cup in South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG Netherlands were warned not to under-estimate World Cup semi-final opponents Uruguay on Monday, as South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil continued to suffer the shockwaves from their elimination.
ERASMIA (AFP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday that World Cup semi-final opponents Spain will be a tougher proposition for his young team than both England and Argentina were.