Saturday, July 3, 2010

Spain vs Paraguay Time and Live Score: World Cup Football 2010

Spain and Paraguay are going to take on each other on 3 July at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg in the last match of the quarter final round of FIFA World Cup 2010. While Spain is looking to make it to the semi final for the first time since 1950 World Cup, Paraguay has nothing is lose in the showdown as it is their first ever quarter final appearance.


The match begins at 18:30 GMT and 20:30 local time. According to Paraguay time, the match kicks off at 14:30. As per Spain time, the match starts at 20:30. In the US, the match starts in New York time at 14:30 and in California time at 11:30.

Live Score

Football fans can get the live updates of the match visiting the following website link:

Spain is perhaps one of the most underachieved team in the history of World Cup. Despite being a football powerhouse, they could never reach the final of any World Cup tournament so far. In fact, the last time they reached the semi final was in 1950.

Paraguay did never reach the quarter final of World Cup. From this point view, the 2010 tournament has already become a special one to the Paraguayans. However, it does not mean that Paraguay, who defeated Japan on penalty shootout in the last 16, would allow the Spaniards to come and win the affair.

Paraguay’s scoring form is perhaps the biggest worry for coach Gerardo Martino. They could score only 3 field goals in 4 matches so far in the tournament and none of those goals came from their strikers. So, the strikers like Roque Santa Cruz, Lucas and Nelson Valdez must improve on their recent scoring form.

However, Paraguay’s defense could be a worry for Spain’s top class attacking line up. Paraguay has some quality defenders like Alcaraz and Paulo da Silva.

Spain is expected to play attacking style of football and would like to pick up one or two early goals in the match. It is most likely coach Vicente del Bosque would stick to the starting eleven that he featured against Portugal in the round of 16. Though Torres is struggling for form, Spain coach would most probably keep his faith on the Liverpool striker.

Spain Final Eleven (Probable)

Iker Casillas, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos, Joan Capdevila, Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, David Villa, Fernando Torres

Paraguay Final Eleven (Probable)

Justo Villar, Paulo da Silva, Antolín Alcaraz, Carlos Bonet, Claudio Morel, Víctor Cáceres, Enrique Vera, Cristian Riveros, Roque Santa Cruz, Nelson Valdez, Lucas Barrios

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