OTD in 2010: Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup (video)
On July 11th, 2010, Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The two European teams were in search of their first World Cup title and the game was very closely contested.
No goals for 90 minutes so the game proceeded to extra time and a penalty shoot-out was looking likely.
To start the second half, John Heitinga who received a caution in the 57th minute received a second yellow card in the 109th minute and was sent off.
Spain will take advantage of the numerical advantage as Cesc Fabregas found an unmarked Andres Iniesta to score in then 116th minute.
It was the only goal of the game as Spain held on to beat the Netherlands in extra time for their first world cup title in front of 84,490 fans in attendance at Soccer City, Johannesburg
Watch highlights of Spain vs the Netherlands below
The Spanish team won the EURO back to back (2008 & 2012) and the FIFA World Cup (2010).
🇪🇸 Xabi Alonso
🇪🇸 David Silva
🇪🇸 Cesc Fabregas
They were sweet in the middle… 😜#FridayThoughts
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