Great play all round. Such a shame the wonderful Barry Davies, commentating on the big one for the first and last time, was lumbered with this terrible affair. Surely they should put Torres on here? They've come out second best in this World Cup to ITV. English ref, physical game? "Blue t-shirt under black jacket with a vampire pale-face and hair that one suspects is not all quite natural. They were outplayed in the final, though, no matter what the legend says: in the second half, the Germans had a good goal ruled out for a preposterous offside, and had a clear penalty turned down. He tussles with Puyol, the defender putting his arm around Robben's waist for a split second. wonders Mark Walsh. A World Cup final so far removed from the Beautiful Game, so far out of keeping with such a largely upbeat tournament, was deservedly settled Spain’s way by Andrés Iniesta four minutes from the end of extra-time. ET 16min: Xavi crosses the ball into the Dutch area from the left. I believe Mr. Loew has that one wrapped up," suggests Ben Dunn. Both are OK, but I'd have replaced them with a single rendition of Johan Cruyff's Oei Oei Oei, Dat Was Me Weer En Loei, what with the Brel wannabe linked to both camps in some way or another. Mathijsen steps up to stroll off with the ball. Holland take the corner, but roll the ball straight to the keeper, an act of sportsmanship not quite in keeping with the filthfest that's been panning out previously. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Bumbling Benito Mussolini sent a message to the Italians before this game. He wonders why he bothered coming on, then rolls it backwards. He lifts it into the air, screams with joy for a few seconds, then hands it over in order to sob awhile. From the corner, nothing except a weak Alonso shot easily gathered by the keeper. 1966: England 4-2 West Germany. And it's a no-brainer of a decision, a yellow for Van Persie's second terrible challenge of the match, a late and high tackle on Capdevila. asks Euan Barker of Brenda Ellison's sponsorship suggestion. HALF TIME: Holland 0-0 Spain. That could easily have been a red. THE WORLD CUP FINAL!!!!! 15 min: Speaking of England's Brave Wise Faultless Hero Howard Webb, he gets his cards out for the first time. The ball rolls across into the centre towards Kuyt, who hits a lame shot towards Casillas from 25 yards. 18 min: From the free kick, 25 yards out on the right wing, Sneijder hammers one straight at Casillas, who swallows it easily enough. "If Menotti epitomized the sexy 70s, and Enzo Bearzot was 80's chic, Italian-style, which coach would better represent the spirit of our age?" Kuyt almost ripped Gerard Piqué’s shirt off at a Spanish corner. That's a second yellow - there were men covering - and two of those equals a red. Spanish television already has Howard Webb down as a chancer. He lays off to Xavi and nearly gets the ball back in the area, free in front of goal. And then... 34 min: ... the Dutch deliver the ball back, only for it to rear up on the turf and force Casillas to tip the ball out for a corner! Nevas breaks down the inside-right channel and cuts into the area. wonders Justin Kavanagh. Soccer City Attendance: Attendance 84,490. There's also a suggestion Elia was fouled up the pitch. What a shower of bunglers. 2006: Italy 1-1 France. It's all a bit confusing and, frankly, a bit of rubbish, but there you have it. Ramos met a Xavi free-kick with firm header but was denied by Maarten Stekelenburg. He's about to race into the area, so Heitinga puts an arm on his shoulder and brings him down. Problem is, of course, Germany have also won three. The 2010 World Cup final was held on July 11 at Soccer City Stadium in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Classic, please! 69 min: Villa looks to tear clear down the inside-right channel, after a clever pass from Alonso.
Torres clips the ball into the centre from the left. 5 min: Holland are doing nothing to change the minds of those who have them down as cloggers. Holland, in contrast, are more like punk- messy but effective. Robben wins a corner down the right. 88 min: Spain take a quick free kick. BUT IT'S NOT A GOAL. Iniesta and Villa. "Hallmark, eh?" 38 min: Pedro has a lash from distance, a low shot skimming well wide right, even though the crowd get excited. Here's Hector Castro - who only had one hand, having clumsily lopped the other off operating an electric saw while working as a chippy - scoring Uruguay's fourth. Robben puts his head in his hands, and no wonder. Villa shoves it miles wide right and high. Bank error in your favor. Remember Italy, anyone? It's swung in, Puyol flicking it on, level with the near post ten yards out. 74 min: A free kick 25 yards out for Spain, just to the left of goal. "Put away the olive oil and garlic!". GOAL!!! How could you! Robben flings it in. Casillas comes to claim with Van Persie in attendance, clatters into Puyol, and puts the ball out so his defender can get treatment. The memory of the excruciating, pockmarked, foul-filled preceding 116 minutes was washed away with Iker Casillas’ flowing tears of joy, with the flowing champagne. "Apropos soft jazz," writes Andrea Amegliese, "Swedish TV just announced Eljero Elia is named after Al Jarreau.
He slides in very, very late on Xavi, rather like the first tackle in this. What an assured finish! Still, what a final, eh. Holland, frequently far too physical, must endure all the “clogs of war’’ headlines, the accusations that they deliberately decided to rough the Spanish up and disrupt their famous rhythm. Bitter rivals Germany have lost four. The set piece is headed clear by Puyol, out for a throw on the left, from which Holland work it into the centre, allowing De Jong to launch a witless high ball straight down the middle. No country has come closer to winning a World Cup yet failed to win one. Then Stekelenburg saved from Cesc Fabregas. World Cup final: Holland 0 Spain 1 match report Read a full match report of the 2010 World Cup final between Holland and Spain at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, on Sunday July 11, 2010. 1998: France 3-0 Brazil Holland, surely the best side at France 98, threw this World Cup away, losing to Brazil in the semi finals. Casillas comes out to claim at Robben's feet as the striker tries to round him. Danger over, but much better from the Dutch. Van Bommel rolls a diagonal ball to Mathijsen, ten yards out, level with the far post. Howard Webb comes over and wags the finger a bit. World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands Preview: Their, Our Long Wait, Finally Over Netherlands Preview: Their, Our Long Wait, Finally Over View all 32 stories FIFA World Cup Final. Robben managed to escape but could not find a way past Casillas, who dived at his feet and again saved Spain. ET 25min: A free kick for Holland, 30 yards out, dead centre.
This tournament should be remembered for the supernova genius of Clodoaldo, who scored in the semi, gave away a goal in the final with an insouciant backheel, set the move which led to the famous Carlos Alberto goal (sort of pictured) in motion, then did the square root of bugger all for the rest of his career. Holland were looking to soak up the pressure and hit on the break. Pre-match niceties #1: With ten minutes to go before kick off, Fabio Cannavaro, the 2006 winning captain, wanders out onto the pitch and waves Italy's trophy about for the last time. That should have been a corner, but goal kick it is. The resulting corner, well, nothing comes of that, a frustrated Robben skying a shot miles over. Webb’s pen was in danger of running out of ink. So let's ramp up the hype and just go with it. Amazing save, terrible miss. "Symbolising the surplus to requirements stadia that South Africa are now saddled with after the Beady Eyed Swiss Hobgoblin Circus leaves town.". Holland 0-1 Spain. He's got a free header, and slaps it over the bar.
55 min: Van Bronckhorst, in his last ever game, is halfway to doing a Zidane, picking up a yellow card for blocking off Ramos as the Spaniard attempts a one-two around him. ... Spain vs Netherlands| 2010 World Cup Final | Full Match. None of it matters, the striker having been caught miles offside. The ball glides over to Capdevila, free in front of the left-hand side of goal, six yards out. "Wonder what odds you'd get on a penalty shoot out finishing 0-0?" First Spain are this close to releasing Villa down the right, but Mathijsen steps in to intercept what would have been a killer pass. 81 min: Alonso slips the ball inside from the left to Iniesta, who turns through 180 degrees and nips into the box. There's no justice. Blatter and Zuma edge across to the platform and give the keeper the prize. 53 min: De Jong and Xavi take turns to lose the ball in the centre circle.
Nevas slaps a low, hard cross through the Dutch six-yard box from the right.
When Van Persie flicked Stekelenburg’s long kick on, Robben was off and running, breaking through the middle, accelerating ahead of Puyol, who wrapped an arm around the flying Dutchman. The Spanish hang around in relaxed fashion. Oh Britain! Six minutes to go! The Spanish are just passing about and not making any progress up the field'," writes Ewan Benson. He might not be in form, but with his pace and the Dutch back line in tatters, something's got to give surely. A save right up there with Jerzy Dudek's from Andriy Shevchenko in the 2005 Champions League final. This lot are both hapless. It's not too late, now. 1974: West Germany 2-1 Holland.
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