See Spain v/s Holland HIGHLIGHTS Video and last moments of the FIFA World Cup 2010 finals. Spain vs. Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup 2010 finals wrote the history as Spain beats the Dutch by 1-0 and becomes the new champions of the World Cup football only to join Germany, England, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Italy and France. The reigning European champions win their first World Cup by beating the Netherlands here in Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
After a very hard fought month Dutch team will be taking on their Spanish Counterparts for the Final match of the Fifa World Cup 2010. It was a wild World Cup Final, and all should check out Spain vs. Holland highlights if anyone wants to see what happened in finals.
It was 116 minutes on the clock when Andres Iniesta scored the latest winning goal in a FIFA WC final leading Oranje towards the trophy. This extra time goal was the decider and this has happened after 32 years that the goal was scored ion the extra time to act as the decider of the finals. Earlier six finals have gone into extra time with 2006 and 2010 being the only time it has happened in consecutive FIFA WC.
Spain coach Del Bosque had already been sent to Pedro Jesus Navas per hour and the wing has helped to choose the hole in the Dutch defense 70 minutes. Xavi sent him flying down the right box, and when Heitinga Navas does not address the low level of excess, the ball fell to Villa, who seemed most likely to score only to see his efforts behind the page. Ramos was just as immoral in 78 minutes when Xavi has conducted more than when unmarked in the middle, when Villa were forced another corner.
Spain was looking the more likely winners and it took Sneijder of all people to foil Iniesta with a smart tackle after his jinking run into the box. Yet Robben’s pace was a persistent threat and the Oranje No11 almost embarrassed Puyol in the 82nd minute, speeding clear of the Spain defender when second-favourite to reach a through-ball. Resisting Pique’s attempt to tackle too, he was foiled only by Casillas, the captain saving at Robben’s feet as the Dutchman tried to round him.
Extra time began with opportunities for Spain. Xavi failed to connect when well positioned and when the ball ran to Villa, his shot went wide off an orange shirt. Substitute Fabregas then broke clear on to Iniesta’s through-ball but was foiled by Stekelenburg. Mathijsen headed wide from a corner but like waves, Spanish attacks kept rolling on to the Netherlands back line and Navas was close with a shot deflected into the side-netting.
Fernando Torres replaced Villa midway through the extra period and Spain gained a man advantage four minutes later with Heitinga’s dismissal for pulling back Iniesta on the edge of the box, the offence earning him a second yellow. Iniesta would not be denied, however, and his fine late strike put Spain into the history books and left a Dutch dream shattered.