Spain made it finally after 120 min. The Spanish team of 11 endlessly attacked the Dutch defense until they couldn't resist anymore. Playing with 10 players, the Dutch team hoped to muddle through for a penalty shoot-out. But he Spaniards didn't do them this favor.
First time World Champion Spain - third time runner-up The Netherlands, bronze medal Germany, fourth Uruguay is the final line-up of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
The Dutch team seemed to have shown too much respect to the well organized tactical play of the Spaniards. Spanish cleverness could only be destoyed by Dutch foul-play. This means didn't add up. The British referee Webb celebrated an orgy in yellow until he was fed up with the Dutch defender Heitinger who got yellow-red after having committed a second brutal foul. Kung fu fighter de Jong who was only booked after a very brutal attack should get some mail from FIFA officials, meaning suspension for some future international matches.
Spain deserved it to win the trophy - well, done!