Spain has won the World Cup after an extra time goal from Andres Iniesta ended The Netherlands’ dream of finally lifting the trophy.
It was a scrappy match and English referee Howard Webb handed out 14 yellow cards and one red as he tried to force the two teams to play football, rather than knock each other over.
Before the winner was scored, The Netherlands’ Arjen Robben had potentially the two best chances of the match, both times involved in a one-on-one with Spanish keeper Iker Casillas. Both times he muffed it.
The Dutch were ropable when they weren’t awarded a clear corner in the play before Iniesta’s decisive goal but at the end of the day, Spain took their chance when it mattered most and now enjoy the rare feat of being both European and World champions.
The Netherlands will be left wondering what might have been and join the Dutch teams of 1974 and 78 as another team who fell at the final hurdle.