Spain vs Netherlands Highlights - Paul the Octopus did another accurate prediction, Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals. In front of more than 80,000 fans at Soccer City, Johannesburg and wit 750 million fans watching across the globe, Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal in the 116th minute. (Photo: Spain's striker David Villa (C-R) kisses the trophy as he celebrates with teammates during the award ceremony following their 2010 FIFA football World Cup match against the Netherlands on July 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. Spain won the match 1-0. Photo credit JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Andres Iniesta was assisted by Cesc Fábregas in the closing minutes of the second overtime to get the winning goal. It was indeed one great goal and as soon as Iniesta scored the goal he removed his shirt and pays tribute to a fallen friend, Dani Jarque.
Andres Iniesta's undershirt reads, "Dani Jarque siempre con nosotros," which translated in English means "Dani Jarque always with us." Jarque died before the start of the 2009 season due to a heart attack while talking to his girlfriend on the phone. They are good friends. Iniesta plays for Barcelona and Jarque is the captain of Espanyol. They are opponents in the football field but friends outside the field.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals for some might be quite boring. It was 121 minutes of football with a score just ending at 1-0. It was too long of a game with little excitement. If you witnessed the match it had been a very physical match as Netherlands earned 8 yellow cards and tried to really blatantly stop Spain. However, Spain was too strong for the Dutch.
Spain is indeed really the team best assembled for the World Cup 2010. Their members came from two of the greatest football teams, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Playes like Iniesta, Xavi, Casillas, Villa, Puyol and others will always be remembered.
As for Netherlands, this is the third time that they failed to win the finals. Also, in the 2020 FIFA World Cup finals they did not play total football but total street brute football. They had been a shadow of what Total Football is.
Congratulations to Spain! Meanwhile here is the video highlights of the Spain vs Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals:
Here is the Awarding Ceremony for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals:
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