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SPAIN boss Jose Camacho is set to make a number of changes to his starting eleven as his already-qualified side tackle South Africa.

However, Camacho is keen to win the group and play Republic of Ireland in the next round, because it will give his team an extra day's break.

The victories over Slovenia and Paraguay have enabled Spain to control their own destiny, and they would prefer to meet Mick McCarthy's men rather than Group E winners Germany.

"There will be three, four or five changes," announced Camacho, with veterans such as Fernando Hierro (pictured) and Miguel Angel Nadal most likely to sit out the encounter with Bafana Bafana.

South African coach Jomo Sono is convinced that his side face a tough task, no matter what side Spain put out.

"I have great respect for Spanish football," he declared. 

"They are among the top three teams at this World Cup in terms of the quality of football being played.

"They've got so many good players to choose from it doesn't matter which of the 23 players they pick."