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The March for Glory of Spain Team in the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup

Updated on January 4, 2017

The victorious Spanish team nipped the Netherlands to finally bag a World Cup and hug the limelight in the years to come...

The much-anticipated 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup finally comes to an end and when the smoke of battle fizzled out and died down, it is the second world-ranked team that had emerged victorious. Spain which gets a 0-1 shellacking from Switzerland in the Group Stages played extremely well in the succeeding games up to the Finals to have a grip of the soccer history and now joins the echelons of past world champions like Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, France, Uruguay, and England. The Spanish team was given due accolades from all over the world and credits should go to its chief mentor Vicente Del Bosque and its main players: strikers David Villa and Carles Puyol, midfielders Xavi, and Andres Iniesta and goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

The Spanish teams which was momentarily sidetracked with its first game defeat to the embattled Swiss team, bounced back strong on its two next assignment to advance into the second round of the tournament by trouncing Honduras 2-0 and scoring a nail-biting 2-1 victory over Chile.

Campeones!

The Spanish team in the state of jubilation and global fame. Photo from FIFA.com
The Spanish team in the state of jubilation and global fame. Photo from FIFA.com

Villa, Puyol and Iniesta led their team cruised through their opponents on their way to the pinnacle of soccer glory...

Relying on flair and attacking forays of its main attackers, the Spanish team's road to success was not that smooth but instead filled with threats and dangers. The Spaniards set up a second round duel with Portugal, a team that has the charismatic but deadly striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The battle between the two neighbors was indeed intense. David Villa struck for the solo goal of the game in the 63rd minute to help Spain trounce its luckless rivals with a bitter and stinging 0-1 beating to book a quarterfinals meeting with equally tough Paraguay.

With a Final Four berth at stake in the match against Paraguay, the pumped-up Spanish side hacked out another nail-biting 1-0 win over Paraguay behind the heroics of David Villa which unleashed a deadly goal in the second half. The win shove Spain in to a semi-final round match against another soccer powerhouse Germany.

The resilient and highly motivated Spanish team squeezed past the German team as Carles Puyol provided the lone goal of the match in the 73rd to foil the German of marching into the World Cup Finals for the eighth time. The win eked out by the Spanish team was momentous since this will be the first time that they will be advancing into the final round against the Netherlands.

The moment of truth had finally unraveled. The much-anticipated championship was finally played and the glorious run of the Spanish team in the Cup seemed unstoppable. The Spain team proved to the whole world that their billing as the European Champions was no fluke as it hit big time in Africa when it fashioned out another 1-0 victory over the Netherlands to finally end years of frustrations and nailed the highly coveted title and the elusive Jules Rimet trophy. Midfielder Andres Iniesta sliced through the tough defense initiated by the Dutch in the 116th to hand the Spanish team the championship and become the newest Soccer World Cup powerhouse.

The win propelled Spanish to global fame and their mercurial performance in the cup will serve as an inspiration for many people all across the planet in the year to come.

Viva Spanish Team and Congratulations for a stirring performance in the CUP…

Victory for Spain disappointment for the Netherlands. Video from YouTube.com

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      Shinkicker 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Nice Hub General

      I was so glad Spain won, a victory for football and sportsmanship

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      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah thanks a lot HH for the visit...

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your well written hub.

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