Spain beats S. Africa 3-2 for third at Confed Cup

BY foxsports • June 28, 2009

Xabi Alonso scored on a free kick in extra time Sunday to give Spain a 3-2 win over South Africa and third place at the Confederations Cup.

The Liverpool midfielder curled his shot through a crowd in the penalty area and inside the far post, allowing the European champions to rally from their first loss in 35 games, a 2-0 defeat in the semifinals to the United States.

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