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World Cup Update: Spain, Paraguay Advance to Quarterfinals

World Cup Update:  Spain, Paraguay Advance to Quarterfinals

POSTED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 5:33pm

Tuesday, June 29:  Spain's David Villa took the chance of the lifetime and made it count.  Well, sort of.  It actually took 2 chances, his first shot in the 63rd minute against regional rival Portugal was saved, but he buried the deflection for a 1-0 lead, in which Spain held on in the last 27 minutes for victory.  It's the first World Cup meeting between the two Iberian countries, and Spain continued their dominance, advancing to the World Cup Quarterfinals for the 3rd time in 5 World Cups.  In other action, Paraguay advanced to their first ever Quarterfinal after a 5-3 victory in penalty kicks after a scoreless draw with Japan.  Paraguay will face Spain in the Quarterfinals, here are the matchups:

July 2:

8:00am MT:  Netherlands vs Brazil

12:30pm MT:  Uruguay vs Ghana

July 3:

8:00am MT:  Argentina vs Germany

12:30pm MT:  Paraguay vs Spain

*The semifinals begin on July 6

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