JOHANNESBURG -- Spain beat Paraguay 1-0 in a World Cup quarterfinal Saturday thanks to a goal in the 83rd minute by striker David Villa.

Spain will enter a World Cup semifinal match for the first time ever on Wednesday, when it will play in Durban against Germany, which earlier Saturday knocked Argentina out of the tournament with a decisive 4-0 victory.

In the 1950 World Cup, Spain placed fourth, but that tournament did not feature semifinal and final matches. Instead, the leaders of four groups went to a round-robin pool.

Villa's goal against Paraguay makes him tournament leader with five goals.

The winner of the Spain-Germany game will advance to the finals, where it will confront the winner of the other semifinal, which will be between Uruguay and the Netherlands and is scheduled for Tuesday.
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