Today's World Cup predictions
Can we call off the Fernando Torres search now? More to the point, does Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque? Trouble is, Cesc Fabregas is doubtful – after he was subbed in against Paraguay on 55 minutes, Spain managed 11 of its 15 shots on the night, and all four that hit the net. There are options still. Another sub, Pedro Rodriguez, provided much-needed width that same game. Jesus Navas and 6-foot-5 Fernando Llorente are also available. Germany has been ruthless against weaker defences and midfields; now comes a difficult lock to pick in Spain, even if Carlos Puyol looks slow in the centre of the Spanish defence – that's going to be a problem against Germany's pace.
Predictions: Chris Young – Germany 2, Spain 1 aet
Cathal Kelly – Germany 2, Spain 3