Spain to keep faith with attacking style

The European champions, who beat the Germans 1-0 in the final at Euro 2008, have faced teams deploying mostly defensive tactics in South Africa and have kept alive their hopes of a first World Cup triumph thanks to the creative flair of players like Xavi, Andres Iniesta and the prolific David Villa.

Germany's young team, meanwhile, have demolished international giants England and Argentina with a similar blend of quick passing, movement off the ball and devastating counter-attacking, raising the prospect of a much more open match in Durban on Wednesday.

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