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Shot stopper full of confidence ahead of the clash with Spain

Three-time World Cup winners Germany meet reigning European champions Spain in what promises to be a highly entertaining 2010 World Cup semi-final. The teams previously met in the final of Euro 2008, when Spain came out winners, and the Nationalelf will be gunning for revenge on Wednesday.

Germany have been looking very solid at the back so far and Spain will have to find a way to beat shot stopper Manuel Neuer if they are to progress. The Schalke custodian has already been nicknamed 'The German Iker Casillas' and is eagerly anticipating the clash with the Furia Roja.

"I haven't heard that, but of course it's an honour to be compared to Casillas. He is an incredibly good goalkeeper who has enjoyed so much success in the past. But I like to play for a clean sheet and it will be the same on Wednesday," said Neuer to German reporters.

"It is thanks to some outstanding defending that we have only conceded two goals in the tournament. We can be very happy with that.

"You have to show the opposition who's boss. If you manage that, you have already achieved a little something."

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