Spain Wins World Cup 2010: In Pictures

Spain's Andres Iniesta lifts the World Cup trophy after their final match victory over Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.       REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)

Congratulations to Spain on winning the 2010 World Cup after beating Netherlands 1-0 in extra time after a goal by Andres Iniesta.

Here are photographs from this historic day in World Cup history where Spain has won the World Cup for their first time and where they are current holders on both the World Cup and European Championship.

More pictures after the jump:

Spain's Fernando Torres holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning their 2010 World Cup final soccer match against Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Spain's Gerard Pique lifts the World Cup trophy after the 2010 World Cup final soccer match victory against the Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Spain's David Villa celebrates with the World Cup trophy after their final match victory over Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.        REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Spain's David Villa holds the World Cup trophy after the 2010 World Cup final soccer match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Spain's Fernando Torres holds the World Cup trophy after the 2010 World Cup final soccer match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.      REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Spain's Fernando Torres (R) and Sergio Ramos kiss the World Cup trophy after the 2010 World Cup final soccer match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.       REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Spain's Andres Iniesta lifts the World Cup trophy after their final match victory over Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.           REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Spain's Carles Puyol celebrates with the World Cup trophy after their final match victory over Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.      REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Spain's Andres Iniesta (L) celebrates after scoring against Netherlands during their 2010 World Cup final soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.    REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

11 thoughts on “Spain Wins World Cup 2010: In Pictures”

  1. One of the most boring teams to win it yet though. They should stick to pushing donkeys off of church towers and pulling the heads off chickens. 😉

    1. Most boring team I agree, however the best of the World Cup won this time and it was Spain.

      I hope Canada can qualify for 2014!

      1. England were a disgrace this year, but that doesn’t excuse Spain from being guilty of being by far one of the most un-entertaining sides to take to the field in the tournament. A lucky goal against Germany cost us all a potentially much more exciting and high scoring World Cup final between Germany and Holland imo. Spain’s name going on the underside of the cup is more a victory for boring La Liga style football than anything else.

  2. The guys on RTE were right, this game was a disgrace. Happy for Spain though, but that game was a pretty good reflection of this World Cup over all, absolute shite.

  3. Congratulations to Spain. This was not one of the better finals because Holland made it difficult for Spain to play their brand of fluid soccer. Too many fouls committed which ruined the spectacle. I thought we wre in for a great match based on the first 20 minutes when Spain were allowed to play their way. Once Holland began fouling the Spaniards and the Spaniards became frustrated and began fouling too it became a game with too many stoppages and no rhythm. Still, no one can deny that the better team won. Holland did have chances though and Robben will forever regret not scoring when he was one-on-one with Casillas.

  4. Martin Webb was simply not up to snuff yesterday. He missed far too many dives and let some harsh Dutch tackles go. I would have much rathered the Mexican referee who did the third place game. Even as a Germany fan, I applauded many of his no calls on Muller’s dives and adept handling of the game in general.

  5. Comment for LFC. If you had any idea the pressure both teams were under to perform on the night you would not be making such an uneduated comment. Besides, if you didnt like it you needn’t have watched.

  6. Maybe you should blame the fear factor of all of the teams that played against Spain and decided to defend with ten men behind the ball so as to use the Mourinho system employed by Inter against Barcelona. Obvious Spain play the same style a Barcelona and that was what happened. As for England… Well beating England with a lack of top players was really just a run of the mill situation! Boring? Great passing football versus crazy high speed headless chicken Premiership footbal? I choose the beautifull game as it was meant to be played. As Brian Clough once said “If football was meant to be played in the sky, God would’ve built pitches there!”

    Spain are the best team in the world… To European Championships and 1 World Cup… What do England have to say to that?

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