Aug 22, 2017 | By Catarina Lambranho
Jul 12, 2010
In a long and drawn out final match, the 2010 World Cup ended with SPAIN taking its first World Cup title in a bare-knuckle 1-0 fight with the Netherlands. At the end of day, spectators and fans felt like Spain just had more heart than the Netherlands, who have come in 2nd place 3 times (imagine the frustration!).
The only goal, scored by Andres Iniesta in the 116th minute of overtime, was spot on and extremely impressive, sending the stadium into an absolute uproar. Spain is only the eighth team to win the esteemed World Cup title, and the first European team to win on another continent.
Needless to say the Netherlands players were beyond devastated, as they let the cup slip through their fingers yet again. One of the commentators made a comment referring the Netherlands inability to “close the deal”, noting “a country that has produced ‘Dutch Masters’, such as Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan, should be able to bring home at least one World Cup trophy.”
The coveted World Cup trophy, created by Italian designer Silvio Gazzaniga and encased in a bespoke Louis Vuitton case, was presented by Fabio Cannavaro, the captain of the Italian national team and 2006 WC champions.
Looks like the Octopus was right! Keep an eye out for the official Stylesight World Cup Report, live from South Africa, in the Active section later this week. See you in Brazil in 2014!
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