Archive - Jul 7, 2010
Spain reached their first ever World Cup final with a 1-0 victory against Germany in Durban on Wednesday night. Carles Puyol scored the winner on 73m with a great header from a corner that rocketed into the net, giving German keeper Manuel Neuer no chance.
Germany started as the favourites after their 4-0 thrashing of Argentina on Saturday, but they hardly made an impression against the slick Spaniards.
Star striker Fernando Torres was left out of the starting line-up and replaced by the young Pedro, who made some strong attacks in the early stages.
Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro will get a shot at the WBO light heavyweight title when he faces the current holder Juergen Braehmer of Germany on July 17 at the Sport and Congress Centre in Schwerin, Meckleburg-Vorpommen, Germany.
Nestor Tobias, who is Meroro’s trainer, announced the news on Wednesday.
Braehmer, who has only lost two of his 38 fights, had been scheduled to fight Alejandro Lakatos of Spain on the same date but Lakatos pulled out under unclear circumstances and the chance was given to Meroro.