Spain beats Iraq 1-0 to reach semifinals

BY foxsports • June 17, 2009

Spain earned its record-tying 14th straight win and a spot in the Confederations Cup semifinals by beating Iraq 1-0 on Wednesday.

David Villa slipped between two defenders and beat Iraq goalkeeper Mohammed Kassid for the only goal of the match in the 55th minute, sending Joan Capdevila's cross low and inside the right post for his 30th goal in his 46th international appearance. The Valencia striker moved into sole possession of second place in Spain's scoring charts, trailing only Raul Gonzalez's 44.

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