Spain - World Cup 2010

Spain - World Cup 2010

Spain's World Cup win lifts Sergio Garcia

STRUGGLING Spaniard Sergio Garcia hopes the combination of his country's World Cup win and the supportive Open crowds can help resurrect his career.

Fiesta time for jubilant Spaniards

Spain's World Cup-winning footballers have had a heroes' welcome from the country's royal family - and more than a million fans on the streets of Madrid.

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World Cup 2010: Keeper Iker Casillas can savour champions' feeling as he is vindicated following earlier criticism

IKER Casillas crowned a spectacular run as Spain captain when he hoisted the nation's first World Cup and celebrated by planting a kiss on his TV presenter girlfriend in front of millions of viewers back home.

World Cup 2010: Players made Howard Webb's task impossible, claims Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has stood by under-fire English referee Howard Webb and claims he had a "very hard task" during Sunday night's fiery World Cup final.

Netherlands 0 - 1 Spain: Andres Iniesta seals World Cup for worthy champions Spain

ANDRES Iniesta grabbed a late winner in extra-time as Spain won the World Cup for the first time.

Andres Iniesta dedicates triumph to lost friend Jarque as modest Del Bosque insists all credit lies with players

WORLD Cup final matchwinner Andres Iniesta claimed late friend Daniel Jarque played a part in Spain's victory over the Netherlands.

Iniesta on top of the world as Spain defeat 'ugly' Dutch

Spain's hero Andres Iniesta hailed "an incredible feeling" after his goal secured his country the World Cup for the first time in their history.

Spain v Netherlands: World Cup classic on cards if finalists reach their peak

AT SOCCER City tommorow night, football needs a World Cup final to remember. It is not just another match.

World Cup 2010: Vicente del Bosque - The quiet manager

AT best, there is a twitch of that droopy moustache, a brief word or two, and maybe the hint of a smile, if you're lucky.

World Cup 2010: Dutch were pioneers of Total Football, but after exporting it to Spain must now stop opponents at their own game

JUST because it's orange doesn't make it brilliant. There seems to be an assumption that every time the Netherlands take to the field they are duty-bound to channel the spirit of the Total Footballing sides of the early Seventies and an accompanying disappointment when they fail to do so.

World Cup 2010: We must up our game to beat Dutch, says Iniesta

ANDRES Iniesta has conceded Spain will have to step up a gear if they are to overcome Holland tonight.

World Cup 2010: Quiet satisfaction is the aim for the understated Spanish coach Del Bosque

SPAIN coach Vincente Del Bosque isn't exactly known for his joyous celebrations when his team scores, and his stoic behaviour isn't about to change in the World Cup final.

Holland star Arjen Robben is adamant side can cope with Spain

ARJEN ROBBEN is adamant Holland will not allow Spain to impose their own style on tomorrow's World Cup final.

World Cup daily: Friday 9 July

Dutch star Kuyt expresses wish to stay at Liverpool, ref Howard Webb proves his dad wrong, plus all the build-up to Sunday's final between Spain and the Netherlands.

World Cup 2010: Puyol winner straight off the training pitch

CARLES Puyol's match-winning header against Germany in the World Cup semi-final was the fruit of a move worked out on the training ground at Barcelona, the defender has revealed.

World Cup 2010: Dutch are totally captivated by Spanish beauty

NETHERLANDS coach Bert Van Marwijk thinks the only category where his team falls short of their World Cup final opponents Spain is beauty of play. When it comes to the rest, his team are a match for them.

Alonso keen to play his part in final

Former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso regards himself as a lucky man to get the chance to play alongside a team full of stars with Spain.

World Cup daily: Thursday 8 July

Germany coach Joachim Low is backing Spain to win the World Cup after the European champions dumped his side out of the tournament, while midfield playmaker Xavi is determined to enjoy Sunday's match against the Netherlands.

Bridesmaids ready to go to the ball

BOTH Spain and Holland can reminisce about previous golden generations of footballers and prompt more nostalgia than a night out with Pele, Maradona and Zico. The prospect of becoming world champions always proved too much, however.

Germany 0 - 1 Spain: Del Bosque's men oust Germans to reach World Cup showpiece

CARLES Puyol powered Spain into their first World Cup final with a thunderous second-half header to beat Germany.

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