Glimpses of World Cup games have confirmed my conviction that you have to know a lot more about sport than I do to appreciate a game in which the fulltime score is a nil-all draw and the best performances are the Hollywoods.
Update with two mintues to go : Spain got a goal: Spain 1 – Netherlands 0.
Update: España ha ganado la Copa del Mundo.
El País, Spain’s major newspaper, says:
Directo: España campeona del mundo
El 11 de julio es ya un día histórico en el deporte nacional. España ha ganado su primer Mundial. Un golazo de Iniesta a cuatro minutos del final la prórroga ha dado la victoria. Ha sido una final agónica, con oportunidades por ambos bandos y jugada con mucha dureza por Holanda.
Spain world champion
The 11 of July is already a historic day in national sport. Spain has won its first World Cup. A goal by Iniesta four minutes from the final extension has givent he victory. It has been an agonising final with opportunities for both teams and played with much toughness by the Netherlands.