The first all-European World Cup final ended up with Spain’s first win with a 1-0 victory. over Netherlands. Click here for full summary. The myth is now broken as Spain wins out of Europe. The match was full of excitement right from the beginning.
Netherlands played extremely hush and didn’t even apologise for the rough arm tactics. Nigel De Jong became the fifth player receiving a yellow card after planting his foot on Xabi Alonso’s chest. Gerard Pique looked poised to follow up only to be denied by a combination of Joris Mathijsen and Dirk Kuyt. Most of their shooting were near-to-goals. After the near-to-goals, the exciting part came when Fabregas passed the ball to Torres and he passed the ball back at Fabregas and to Iniesta. Iniesta would not be denied, however, and his fine late strike put Spain into the history books that left the Dutch ‘s dream shattered.
The match ended up with fourteen yellow cards (9 for the Netherlands and 4 for the Spaniards) and 1 red card for John Heitinga (Netherlands). So, Paul the octopus Oracle made a 100% correct prediction the 2010 World Cup.