Cruyff believes Spain will prevail...
Cruyff, who endured the pain of losing the 1974 final to West Germany, and witnessed the 1978 final loss as an outsider is bracing himself for more woe as he writes off the Oranje's chances.
When asked by La Gazzetta dello Sport who would win Sunday's final in Johannesburg Cruyff said:
"I say Spain. For me the final will be like a derby. But la Furia Roja play better football."
The former Ajax man also claimed Italy flopped at the World Cup because of a lack of new talent coming through, as well as Italy's focus on signing foreign talent, rather than nurturing their own.
"Italy's elimination? There are too many foreigners," he said.