Semi-final preview

Fantastic four under pressure

July 6, 2010
By John Brewin, Johannesburg
This is a final four to match the unconventional nature of South Africa 2010. Its make-up - three parts European to one part South American - has flown in the face of the early timbre of the tournament whereby CONMEBOL countries flourished and Euro nations either perished or were made to sweat. In turning the competition on its head, the quarter-finals threw up three spectacular encounters and another which eventually provided drama and heroics after Spain had looked likely to fall victim to Paraguayan ...

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