World Cup 2010 Finale: Video Highlights

Andres Iniesta scored with just four minutes left in the second half of extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Holland. Finally, the pass masters conquered their Dutch masters to become the first team to win World Cup after losing their opening match.

It was a match where Spain had the most of the possession (as usual) and ultimately won the match in extra time. Holland had several good chances on the counter-attacks but the finishing let them down. Arjen Robben had two very good chances but each time he just couldn’t finish it off. Despite having more possession in the first ninety minutes, Spain didn’t create many clear chances.

As the match was heading into extra time, John Heitinga was given a red card for his second yellow in the 109th minute. Spain continued to control the match and found a breakthrough in the 116th minute. It was a result of good passing from Spain and poor defense from the Dutch. An initial cross wasn’t cleared by the Dutch defense and Spain took advantage of it. Iniesta received a pass into the box and scored to make it 1-0. The score line remained until the final whistle and Spain crowned as the 2010 World Cup Champions for the first time.

Holland would be disappointed as they had their chances and this was their third lost in a final after 1974 and 1978. Spain didn’t play the greatest match but proved to be the better team in the end.

Spain 1 Holland 0 (Andres Iniesta 116')

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