GERMANY v SPAIN
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban Date: Web, 7 July Kick-off: 1930 BST Coverage: Live on BBC1 and BBC Radio 5 live | Highlights on BBC1 (2351) and BBC red button | Full repeat on BBC3 (0145 BST). Plus watch live, listen live, follow live text commentary and watch in-game highlights on this website.
Spain skipper Iker Casillas believes Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany is the most important game in the country's history.
It is the first time the reigning European champions have reached a World Cup semi-final.
And the tie is a rematch of the Euro 2008 final, when Spain won 1-0 to earn their first major international trophy.
"We know the Germany match is the most important in our history - more than the Euro 2008 final," said Casillas.
have not been at their fluent best in South Africa, having begun their campaign with a shock 1-0 defeat by
and since then they have shown only flashes of brilliance - although striker
has been consistently excellent.
Villa is the tournament's joint leading scorer with five goals and his form has been one of the main reasons for Spain's progress - particularly with strike partner
struggling to be at his best.
Torres is coming back from a knee injury suffered at the end of Liverpool's domestic season and his lack of goals could tempt Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque into starting with Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas against the Germans.
Villa, 28, who has just signed for Barcelona, will be especially keen to continue his scoring run against
after injury ruled him out of the Euro 2008 final - when Torres scored the winner.
Extra motivation will be provided by the fact Villa is also one goal away from matching Raul's Spanish record goals tally of 44. He is already Spain's record scorer at the World Cup with eight goals in all.
"I'm happy with my five goals because they've been decisive," he stated.
"It's also different because when you win by a lot of goals it doesn't hold the same feeling as winning this way.
"We beat Germany two years ago and I don't think they are happy to meet us again.
"But we have to forget about that game. Without a World Cup [win], it's like we've achieved nothing."
Torres is in no doubt that Villa has been Spain's inspiration in the finals in South Africa
"He's been very, very important for us, a key for Spain, scoring a lot of goals," added the Liverpool striker.
"He gives us the opportunity to go forward and think about winning the World Cup."
Spain's reserve goalkeeper
meanwhile, has backed his Liverpool team-mate Torres to come good at last.
Reina commented: "He's mature, he knows exactly what football is about and he knows he has to stay calm.
"He's got the confidence of the coach, his team-mates. He can repeat his Euro feats and be fundamental for us."
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