Spain beat Germany to reach first World Cup final
Reigning European champions Spain reached their first World Cup final on Wednesday by defeating Germany 1-0 at Durban Stadium thanks to Carles Puyol's second half goal, dpa reported.
Puyol scored in the 73rd minute as Spain set up an all-European final with the Netherlands on Sunday. One of those teams will become the first European nation to win a World Cup outside of Europe.
For the second straight World Cup, the three-time world champions Germany will play in the third place game, facing Uruguay on Saturday.