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Top 50 World Cup Moments

Iniesta Crowns Spain In South Africa

We are down to only one week until the start of the World Cup in Brazil and continue out Top 50 World Cup moments – today number 7: Iniesta Crowns Spain In South Africa.

On 11 July 2010, Spain and Netherlands played out the last World Cup final and we all know who scored the deciding goal.

Andres Iniesta joined a select club of players who have scored extra-time winner in the World Cup final, giving Spain their first ever World Cup trophy in history.

The Netherlands, meanwhile, finished runners-up for the third time in history, without ever winning the World Cup.

The match was very tight and tense throughout, and both teams struggled to create many golden chances. The best one was missed by Arjen Robben in minute 62, when he went one-on-one with Spain keeper, Iker Casillas.

It went into extra-time and in the 109th minute, Spain got a big break when John Heitinga received his second yellow card for a challenge on Iniesta.

With only 10 minutes left, Spain pressed for the winner and with four minutes left the ball came to Fernando Torres who tried to cross the ball to Iniesta.

The ball fell for Cesc Fabregas and he played the ball through to Iniesta, who took one touch and shot the ball into the net passed Maarten Stekelenburg.

The goal started an incredible release of joy for the Spanish players and fans, who celebrated widely. Spain won the game 1-0 and were crowned World Cup champions in South Africa.

Do you remember the tight game and the goal by Iniesta? Have your say in the comment section below.

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