The 2010 World Cup final match between Spain and Netherlands was highly physical as expected. By end of the match, there were more than a dozen yellow cards given and Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga was given a red card for his second yellow card. It was certainly not the greatest championship match in a World Cup as both squads struggled with their attacks. Passes were wanting in accuracy as the pressure showed in both sides.
From kick off, both squads were determined to keep the opposing team from scoring a goal. The second half ended with both teams scoreless. It took two extra periods before Andres Iniesta finallyscored the winning goal at the 115th minute. The diminutive Iniesta took a pass from Cesc Fabregas to scrore the lone goal in the final match. This was enough to give Spain its first World Cup title.
It was not the best finals match we have seen but Spain deserved the championship with their great overall performance in the tournament.