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Germans given slight edge
by SA Editorial, July 7th, 2010 1:07AM

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[GERMANY-SPAIN] Germany has beaten Spain twice in the World Cup, knocking the hosts of out the 1982 tournament, and they tied their third meeting. It's given the edge in Wednesday's meeting of the Euro '08 finalists in Durban (TV: ESPN/Univision, live, 2:30 p.m. ET). For more on the game and the predictions of Soccer America editors ...

Predictions:
Paul Kennedy: Germany 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Spain 2-1 (OT)
Mike Woitalla: Germany 2-1

Past World Cup Meetings:
1994 -- Tie 1-1
1982 --
Germany 2-1
1966
-- Germany 2-1

Suspensions:
Germany --
Thomas Mueller.
Spain --
none.

Injuries:
Germany -- none.
Spain --
Raul Albiol.

Probable Lineups:
Germany -- 1-Manuel Neuer; 16-Philipp Lahm, 3-Arne Friedrich, 17-Per Mertesacker , 20-Jerome Boateng; 6-Sami Khedira, 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Mesut Oezil, 15-Piotr Trochowski, 10-Lukas Podolski; 11-Miroslav Klose.
Spain -- 1-Iker Casillas; 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 11-Joan Capdevila; 14-Xabi Alonso, 16-Sergio Busquets, 8-Xavi, 6-Andres Iniesta; 9-Fernando Torres, 7-David Villa.
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary).



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