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Spain Vs Portugal World Cup 2010 Live, Highlights, Preview and Team News

National rivals go head to head in Cape Town.

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June 28, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - epa02228386 Spain's national soccer team head coach Vicente Del Bosque plays with a ball during his team's training session at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 28 June 2010. Spain will face Portugal in the FIFA 2010 World Cup round of 16 soccer match on June 29.

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso is a major doubt with a sprained ankle, so Javier Martinez is on standby to replace him. Reserve defender Raul Albiol is definitely out of this match after damaging ankle ligaments during training.
Deco is available again for Portugal after a hip injury, so coach Carlos Queiroz must decide whether to restore him to the starting line-up. Hugo Almeida or Liedson will come back into the team as Danny is expected to miss the game with a badly bruised leg.
One booking from suspension: Almeida, Coentrao, Duda, Mendes, Pepe, Ronaldo, Tiago (Portugal) (BBC Sport)

Highlights of this match can be found by CLICKING HERE. You can also see every World Cup goal Live the moment its up online and you can do that by CLICKING HERE.

Spain have not looked entirely convincing thus far in South Africa and have not exactly set the tournament alight as many had expected them to. Portugal have also only been operating on half power and their North Korean thrashing aside Carlos Queiroz will not have been too impressed with the way his side have performed.

Both sides have the chance to really get going as they go head to head in this mouthwatering encounter in Cape Town as local rivals battle for a Quarter Final spot where they will feel they face a relatively easy encounter against either Paraguay or Japan.

Highlights of previous World Cup 2010 group games these two have taken part in.

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Portugal 0-0 Brazil

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