Confederations Cup: Villa proves the difference for Spain over Iraq; South Africa beat New Zealand

Spain 1 – Iraq 0 (Confederations Cup, June 17, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Spain stretched their unbeaten streak to 34 matches thanks to David Villa’s second half header against Iraq.

South Africa 2 – New Zealand 0 (Confederations Cup, June 17, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After clearing a goal bound shot off the line from a team mate in the opener against Iraq, Bernard Parker redeemed himself with a brace to see off New Zealand. The first came on 21 minutes and the second finished some patient build-up play early in the second half.