Spain vs Switzerland: World Cup 2010 Live Twitter Coverage
Spain (ESP) vs Switzerland (SWI): World Cup 2010 Group H Action
Spain takes on Switzerland on June 16 at 4pm local time (2pm GMT, 10am EDT, 7am PDT) at Durban Stadium in KwaZulu Natal. We will be providing live Twitter coverage via SCAN- just click on the widget below to see a full detail page.
Just about every source we've seen is liking Spain to reach the semifinals at the very least in this, their thirteenth World Cup finals appearance. First, though, they must live up to the reputation they've made for themselves in the run-up to South Africa 2010, and Spain has yet to finish in higher than fourth place.
Switzerland is making their ninth appearance, but that includes a 28-year absence from the World Cup finals. Swiss fans have married, had kids, and seen those kids have kids of their own between Switzerland World Cup finals appearances.
Players to watch
Cesc Fabregas v Philippe Senderos
When Fabregas signed for Arsenal in 2003 the richly gifted midfielder shared a house with the tall central defender, himself of Spanish descent. Senderos, recently signed by Fulham, took his new team-mate under his wing and the pair built up a strong friendship over the next few seasons. Should Del Bosque be forced to bring in Cesc for Iniesta, the two will renew acquaintances in the most challenging of circumstances.