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Spain crowned World Cup champions

Spain crowned World Cup champions
Captain Iker Casillas lifts the World Cup trophy for Spain for the first time in history. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
A late goal by Andres Iniesta in the last minutes of extra time sealed the match for the Spanish side against the Netherlands at Soccer City Stadium. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Casillas celebrates with team mates after the 1-0 defeat. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Arjen Robben of the Netherlands reacts to a missed chance. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Spain’s Carles Puyol challenges Arjen Robben of the Netherlands. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Angry Joris Mathijsen throws the ball to the ground after he feels the goal scored by Iniesta was offside. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Casillas catches the ball ahead of Robin Van Persie. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Fabio Cannavaro of Italy – the 2009 World Cup winners - presents the trophy before the match. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela and wife Graca Machel wave to the crowds. (Getty Images)
Spain crowned World Cup champions
A light and projection show entertains the crowds during the closing ceremony. (Getty Images)