World Cup 2010 Final In Pictures: How Spain defeated the Netherlands to conquer the World looks back at Sunday's final.....
Spain have been the perennial underachievers in world football but on Sunday night la Furia Roja eventually woke up. Okay, they had woken up two years back when they walked their way to the European Championships triumph in Austria and Switzerland, but winning the World Cup is the eventual peak of football.

On Sunday night at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, Vicente Del Bosque's side conquered the world by defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. It was the first time in their history that Spain were featuring in a World Cup final but they had Andres Iniesta to thank as he scored a late extra-time goal to settle the affair. look back at the 120 minutes of minutes that Netherlands and Spain played in pictures.

Dutch courage | Netherlands fans prepare for the final with a drink or two

Smiling | Spanish fans hoped they'd be smiling after the final whistle

Missed chances | Arjen Robben squandered two chances for the Dutch

Man in the middle | Howard Webb dished out plenty of cards

Riding your luck | Puyol was lucky to espace a red for this challenge

Love to hate | Van Bommell was not popuarl with Spain

Keeping Holland in it | Stekeleburg denies Sergio Ramos

The winner | Iniesta smashed home the World Cup winning goal

Delight | Spain celebrate their historic win

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