Spain vs Netherlands final match was such a very interesting match because of there was no goals till second half of the extra time. Andres Iniesta scored the final and victory goal for the Spain to won world cup. It is the historic victory of Spain football team over Netherlands. Just when the match threatened to enter penalty shoot-outs in just four minutes, Andrés Iniesta drilled the ball home with a brilliant right-foot shot.
What has been an exciting tournament saw an ill-tempered end with a record 15 yellow cards coming off of the referee’s pocket during the finals.In 57th minute, English referee Howard Webb entered history books by booking Dutch defender John Heitinga accounting for the seventh yellow card of the match. The defender was later sent off when he was booked for the second time in the second half of extra-time to become the fourth player ever to be sent out of finals.
Finals between Spain and Netherlands attracted more than 700 million television audience, according to the tournament’s organizers. According to Nielsen, 24.3 million people watched the game, which ran two-and-a-half-hours. Walt Disney Co.’s ABC had 15.5 million viewers while Univision drew 8.8 million viewers. The broadcast was most watched soccer game in American television. FIFA reported that ratings in the US rose 50 percent from the 2006 tournament.
The 2010 soccer World Cup has two winners, the Spaniards, who lifted the golden trophy, and Paul, the octopus that predicted their victory. Paul had a correct prediction for each of his eight tentacles, ultimately foreseeing that Spain would win Sunday’s final against the Netherlands and that Germany would beat Uruguay in the playoffs. The two-year-old octopus, who was born in England, became a global celebrity during the soccer tournament.
Spain created history by winning their First World Cup for the country by defeating Netherlands in FIFA World Cup 2010 Final.