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October 18, 2021

Spain set world record for successive wins

BLOEMFONTEIN – European champions Spain set a world record of 15 successive wins by beating South Africa 2-0 in the Confederations Cup on Saturday. David Villa’s goal seven minutes into the second half and another 20 minutes later from substitute Fernando Llorente also meant Spain equalled Brazil’s run of 35 matches without defeat. Villa had a penalty saved by South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune one minute before the opening goal.

South Africa joined Spain in the semi-finals after Iraq drew 0-0 with New Zealand in the other Group A tie in Johannesburg. Both Iraq and New Zealand played out a lively 0-0 draw as both teams said farewell to the Confederations Cup on Saturday having failed to score a goal between them in any of their three Group A games.

Confederations Cup Group A results:

South Africa vs Spain 0-2

Iraq vs New Zealand 0-0

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