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Live - Wednesday's Confed Cup semi-final

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Mighty Spain, on the brink of history once more, take on USA for a place in Sunday's Confederations Cup final.

Spanish victory would be their 36th successive match without defeat, a new outright world record, and it would give them a shot at adding the Confed Cup to their Euro 2008 crown.

Standing in their way is Bob Bradley's USA, who survived defeats in their first two group games to thrash Egypt 3-0 and book a shock place in the last four.

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In a summer of fabulous cricket, tennis, golf and so much more, it's a rare chance to let a little bit of footballing sunshine into your life. Enjoy.

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posted Jun 24, 2009

Given how much you run your mouth I doubt you and your team could handle a pee-wee team on or off the pitch. Your kind of big talk is cheap and the talker always a coward.

On an unrelated note,...great game wasn't it, I hope England will someday enjoy a performance from their team matching today's performance by the USA. Good Luck!

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posted Jun 24, 2009

As a USA fan, I can look at 2 decisions over the past 2 years that led to this day:

1. Bob bradleys decision to play the "A" team in the 2007 Gold cup and the "B" team in the Copa America. Winning the Gold Cup gave the USA the chance to be in this tournament.

2. Last year at this time the USA played 3 friendlies against top world Talent. Remember they played England, Spain, and Argentina over the course of about 2 weeks. Even though the lost 2 and tied 1 it helped playing against the best in tournaments like this.

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posted Jun 24, 2009

What is making me laugh is that, Italy go out and everyone says 'worst World Cup holding team ever'

Spain go out - "what a shocker" Just shows you the world of football is no longer a one continent or in this case a one sided affair.

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posted Jun 24, 2009

spain looked really tired and less motivated.think the strikers were competing not blend. so level of selfishness. sad but a true lession on being overly confident:-d

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posted Jun 24, 2009

Spain had so many easy fixtures in their winning streak and are made out by the media to be unstoppable.

Even in the Euro's they rode their luck in a lot of matches. If they had been placed in the other group in the Confederations Cup (the Brazil/Italy/Egypt/USA group), they wouldn't have gone through, IMO. I cannot believe the amount of easy games they have had. Same applied to England as well, beating the likes of Kazakhstan and Andorra by a lot of goals, doesn't make you world beaters <doh>

Spain are a very good team, but in a World Cup, I would still fancy the Brazil/Italy/Germany sort of teams to beat them. Italy defended extremely well in the Euro's against them, but lost on penalties. When Spain come up against an organised side who can actually defend (unlike some teams like Azerbaijan who get beat 6-0 <laugh> ), they have problems.

I actually really wanted to see Brazil face Spain in the final. Brazil would have taught them a lesson in beautiful, attacking football.

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posted Jun 25, 2009

I dont like spain but berating them is wrong in my eyes. I am more inclined to say that USA were lucky last night.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=270153&cc=5739

the above link will prove that Spain had 6 shots on goal and 5 were off target(11 total)-at least 3 were from close range and were blasted off.

USA had 2 shots on goal, scored from both and 2 off target.

I love football for these games as these things regularly happen to teams like Arsenal when playing against Bolton,Hull and Stokes alike. The red card tackle in the end from USA was tastement to that mentality.

But hey a win is a win and USA were LUCKY scoring from 2 shots on goal. ENJOY!

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posted Jun 25, 2009

after beating of African champions by the world super power no one gave them a thought as of outscoring the likes of essien drogba eto and co was a walk in the park by egypt

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posted Jun 25, 2009

USA has never defeated England 3-0 for whoever said that.

The USA it looks like has the 1950 1-0 and a 2-0 win in 1993 http://www.eloratings.net/USA.htm

I use to use FIFA's matchbase but it is hard to find. I may have missed some games above.

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posted Jun 25, 2009

"...Spain go out - "what a shocker" Just shows you the world of football is no longer a one continent or in this case a one sided affair."

Oh, has one continent ever won all of the World Cups?? <doh> . Brazil and Argentina must be in Europe.

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posted Jun 25, 2009

Remind me how many times a team from North America has won the WC?

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