It was awesome; too amazing for even words with the goal to make history (coming in at the 116th minute) that made Spain first-time World Cup winners and only the eight country to hold the title.
We watched in awe and on our heels as 13 yellow cards and one red were drawn.
It was an exhausted match, that at times was, absurdly dirty (Dutchman, Nigel De Jong was sent off with a Red Card) where Xabi Alonso got a cleat to the chest.
But it didn’t matter because in the end, it was still the beautiful game when Andres Iniesta broke free in the penalty box, taking a pass from Cesc Fabregas, putting his right foot on it and kicking the winning goal straight by the Dutch goalkeeper, Maarten Stekelenburg.
Iniesta put Spain on top of the world!
Spain ruled the European Football world and now they can say they rule the global football nation.
Iniesta’s shirt says,
“Dani Jarque, siempre con nosotros” in English “Dani Jarque, always with us.”
It’s for Daniel Jarque GonzÃ¡lez (January 1, 1983 â€“ August 8, 2009), a player from Catalonia (the region where Barcelona is located in Spain). Daniel Jarque was a Spanish footballer, who played as a central defender.
He played his entire career with RCD Espanyol and was named team’s captain one month before his death from a heart attack. He was 26-years old. Both himself and Iniesta were great friends
…and this, this was just to cute (and our girlish-self had a giant ‘awwwww’ and smile) and we had to post it
Casillas: I want to thank to the people that encourage me, to my parents, my brother (Pause)
TV Reporter Sara: Dont worry. Lets to talk about the match and then…
Casillas: No, you areï»¿ the first (referring to the gratitude)
Then, the Sara asks for close connection for the live stream
If you’ll remember well, poor Sara Carbonero was blamed for Spain’s initial World Cup loss to Switzerland, for not only distracting the reporters from the BBC with her killer looks, but for also distracting her boyfriend, St. Iker.
I do believe the Spanish press will be singing a different tune post-South Africa, as she’s sure to be back in their good graces.
Either way, we must also congratulate the Dutch on a game well-played. The Oranje fought hard — really hard, and we recognize that.
It would not have been a stellar game without them.
There probably wouldn’t have been the high amount of drama without them either.
Makes us a bit sad, because we would have liked to have seen the great Wesley Sneijder take home gold, but it was silver alas.
Hup Holland Hup!
Nevertheless, we will remember how great the Dutch were and in the end that means something.
And by the way the FIFA Awards are in!
- ADIDAS Golden Ball & Best Player for the 2010 World Cup: Diego Forlan of Uruguay <<< So excited for him!!!
- ADIDAS Silver Ball: Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands
- ADIDAS Bronze Ball: David Villa of Spain
- ADIDAS Golden Boot: Thomas Muller of Germany – 5 goals, 3 assists
- ADIDAS Silver Boot: David Villa of Spain – 5 goals, 1 assist
- ADIDAS Bronze Boot: Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands – 5 goals, 1 assist <<< *woot*woot* yay!
- ADIDAS Golden Glove: Iker Casillas of Spain <<< Completely well-deserved for St. Iker!
- Honda Best Young Player: Thomas Muller of Germany <<< Wasn’t expecting anything less. He’s the future of Deutchland!
- FIFA Fair Play Award: Spain
for a great month!
Raise your glasses
Brasil 2014 is next!
Sasha Muradali runs the Little Pink Book. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (â€™07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the Little Pink Book delivered to your Kindle.