That's all from me today. Check back in a few days for live commentary of the third place game, and of course the final of the 19th World Cup between Spain and the Netherlands. One of those countries will be crowned champion for the first time.
Spare a thought for Germany, however, who reinvented themselves as a flashy attacking team. In a disappointing World Cup overall, they have been a breath of fresh air and will always savor the routs over England and Argentina. But they failed to produce a strong effort today.
Spain was clearly the better side today, and has been the best side in international soccer for the past four years. Vicente Del Bosque's team must be considered the favorites to bring home the trophy.
Substitution Xabi Alonso Carlos Marchena
And that's the end of the match. Spain heads to its first ever World Cup final and will face the Netherlands. The first World Cup in Africa will produce a new champion.
Spain closing in now. Germany looks a beaten team.
The referee signals for three minutes of added time.
Torres invades the area looking for his first goal of the tournament, but Friedrich manages to poke the ball out for a corner. Spain, not surprisingly plays it short in an attempt to waste time.
Every German giveaway seems to lead to a break for Spain, who look closer to a second than Germany does an equalizer.
Substitution Pedro David Silva
Germany earns a free kick in a dangerous position after Alonso brings down Ozil. Spain has all kinds of trouble clearing, but eventually does.
Unbelievable! Xavi springs Pedro with a clever pass and the Barca youngster only needs to square across to Torres for an easy finish to ice the game, but he makes a mess of the situation and doesn't even get a shot off himself.
Substitution David Villa Fernando Torres
Substitution Sami Khedira Mario Gomez
Podolski skips around Ramos down the left side and puts in a low cross that is easily cleared by Gerard Pique.
After some good pressure from Germany, Spain eventually clears and Villa is suddenly one on one with Friedrich, but he stumbles when trying to dribble around him.
Spain looks to break thanks to an outrageous back heel pass by Xavi, but Villa is dispossessed as he tries to invade the area.
GOAL for Spain!!!!!!! Spain wins a corner after some good work by Iniesta down the left side. Xavi's delivery is met by Puyol with a powerful header into the back of the net. Spain is 15 minutes away from the World Cup final.
Goal Carles Puyol
Germany wins a corner after some very good pressure, but Ozil's delivery is poor and is easily cleared.
Great chance for Germany! Podolski's cross is met at the back post by Kroos, whose volley from close range is saved by Casillas.
The drama is building in Durbin, as neither side can find a breakthrough. Spain looks much more likely to do so right now.
Alonso plays a teasing cross that sails just out of the reach of Ramos, who appeals for a penalty but is waved off.
Substitution Piotr Trochowski Toni Kroos
Germany makes an interesting change, as youngster Toni Kroos replaces Trochowski. Joachim Low looking for some kind of spark.
Spain is pouring on the pressure! Neuer saves Xavi's strike from the edge of the area, then Iniesta's teasing cross is just out of the reach of Villa. The sequence continues, and Pedro tries a left-footed shot from distance that goes just wide.
Xavi lays it off to Villa on the edge of the area, and his shot trickles just wide. Spain has been the better team so far with Germany struggling to generate much offense.
Substitution Jerome Boateng Marcell Jansen
Alonso hammers another shot from the edge of the area, this time with his left foot, and it goes just wide of the post. Spain looking dangerous.
Pedro embarks on a fantastic run down the right side, skipping past several German defenders and squares across for Alonso, whose one-time shot from the edge of the area goes wide.
Spain breaks quickly down the right side, but Pedro's cross is overhit.
The second half is underway with Germany now attacking from left to right.
And that's the end of the first half after one minute of added time. Things perked up a little in the end, but overall a disappointing first 45 minutes with Spain and Germany still scoreless.
Germany breaks with Klose who feeds Ozil in the box. He collides with Ramos in the box and goes down, but the referee waves play on. Spain comes back with Pedro, whose shot forces a good save from Neuer.
Good work from Pedro down the right side, as he invades the area and wins a corner. Xavi's delivery is eventually cleared.
Iniesta collides with Boateng and Spain wins a free kick in a dangerous position down the right side. They try a set play, but German easily sniffs it out and clears.
Philipp Lahm finds Ozil in the edge of the area, but instead of firing a shot with his prefered left foot, Ozil tries to skip past two Spanish defenders and is dispossessed.
Schweinsteiger plays a beautiful through ball for Podolski, who is whistled for offsides. Some holes beginning to open up in Spain's defense, however.
Germany looking more dangerous now, as Ozil pops up in the left side of the area and earns a corner, which Casillas does well to punch out.
First good chance for Germany, as Trochowski tests Casillas from longe range, and the Spanish goalkeeper is forced to make a diving save.
Ozil plays a long ball for Klose in the box, but it skips out of the reach of the German striker and out for a goal kick. At the other end, Alonso tries a shot from distance that sails well wide.
Lukas Podolski is shaken up after a very bad challenge by Ramos.
Pedro finds Villa in the right side of the box, but his shot is easily blocked by Friedrich. Spain break again moments later and Pedro tries an acrobatic volley from just inside the area that goes safely into the hands of Neuer.
Spain have dominated possession so far, with Germany looking to exploit the counter attack. Spain win another corner, which is easily cleared and almost does lead to a dangerous break.
Xabi Alonso finds Sergio Ramos with a long pass down the right side, but his shot/cross sails well over Neuer's goal.
And now Germany wins a corner, which Iker Casillas tips out for another corner. The next delivery is cleared out and the sequence ends when Trochowski sends a cross way too far out of bounds.
Spain earns the first corner kick of the match. After playing it short, Iniesta whips a cross into the area that Carles Puyol heads well over from six yards out.
Andres Iniesta weaves his way around the edge of the area, but his pass to Villa is cleared. Spain looking much more dangerous early on.
A nervy start for Germany, who have been unable to hold on to the ball and are merely chasing Spain around so far.
Great chance for Spain! Pedro slips a beautiful pass to David Villa whose shot from close range is blocked by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Play is interrupted as a fan runs onto the field and is tackled by security guards. Bizarre moment!
A long period of possession for Spain ends with a weak cross by Joan Capdevila out of bounds for a goal kick.
The match is underway with Germany wearing white and attacking from right to left.
The two teams are out on the field and the national anthems are being played.
Miroslav Klose enters this match with 14 career World Cup goals, one shy of the record set by Brazilian striker Ronaldo in the previous World Cup. David Villa and Wesley Sneijder sit atop the scoring charts for this tournament with five goals. Villa has accounted for five of Spain's six goals so far.
These two countries squared off in the final of Euro2008. Spain won 1-0 with, ironically enough, Fernando Torres netting the only goal.
For Germany, the big news is the suspension of Thomas Muller, who has been among the best players at this World Cup. His place in the starting lineup goes to Piotr Trochowski.
Some surprising news in the Spanish starting lineup, as Fernando Torres is benched in favor of Barcelona youngster Pedro. Torres has struggled so far this tournament, but the move most expected was perhaps Torres being replaced by an extra midfielder.
Hello everyone, David Mosse here taking you through one of the most anticipated matches in recent World Cup history, as Spain and Germany meet in the second semifinal to determine who will face the Netherlands.
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