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Nigeria maintain hope of reaching semis

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has not given up hope of reaching the Confederations Cup semi-finals - despite tomorrow's daunting final Group B game against world and European champions Spain.

We can't wait to play them. Anything can happen. That's what makes this such a great game.

It doesn't matter who we are playing, as long as the boys do what we want them to do. We will just play our game.

– Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi.

Spain smash Tahiti

Fernando Torres hit four. Credit: PA

Fernando Torres scored four times and missed a penalty as Spain cantered to a lopsided victory over Tahiti in the Confederations Cup.

David Villa had a hat-trick, David Silva scored twice and Juan Mata also netted as Spain went top of Group B ahead of Nigeria's meeting with Uruguay.



Spain into final

Defending champions Spain are through to the final of the European Under-21 Championship after comfortably beating Norway.

The Spaniards came into the semi-final as a heavy favourite after winning their three group games without conceding a goal and their class told as goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Alvaro Morata sealed victory.

Isco on target

Isco scored Spain's second against the Netherlands. Credit: PA

Spain saw off Netherlands in the Under-21 European Championships, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata, Manchester City target Isco and a last-minute strike from Alvaro Vasquez.

The Spaniards will now face Norway in the semi-finals.

Spain down Irish

Conor Sammon gives Gerard Pique a hard time. Credit: PA

Sean St Ledger had hero status snatched from his grasp as the Republic of Ireland very nearly held Spain to a draw in New York.

Spain lead through substitute Roberto Soldado's 69th-minute strike when central defender St Ledger stabbed home what he thought was an equaliser with nine minutes remaining.

However, an offside flag against team-mate Simon Cox cut short his celebrations. With Juan Mata scoring a second late on for the World champions.

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