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Last Updated: Sunday July 11 2010 21:10 GMT

In pics: Spain win the World Cup

Spain celebrate

Spain have been crowned World Cup champions for the first time, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final.

The Netherlands and Spain

The two teams entered Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg to the deafening sound of thousands of vuvuzela horns.

The Netherland's goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg

Spain had the first good chance to score after 10 minutes. A powerful header from Sergio Ramos forced the Netherlands goalkeeper into making a great save.

Referee Howard Webb

English referee Howard Webb had a lot to do. There were loads of fouls, and he gave five players yellow cards in the first 30 minutes.

Nigel de Jong and Xabi Alonso

The Netherlands' Nigel de Jong was lucky not to get sent off for booting Spain's Xabi Alonso in the chest!

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas

The Netherlands had very few chances in the first half. This saved shot from Arjen Robben in the last minute was the closest they got.

Arjen Robben's shot is saved

After a disappointing first 45 minutes, the second half got really exciting. Robben was one-on-one with the Spanish keeper, but his shot was brilliantly saved.

David Villa's shot is blocked

Spain's David Villa had lots of chances in the second half. Here his close-range shot is blocked by a Netherlands defender.

Arjen Robben almost scores

Robben had another great opportunity to win the game, but it stayed 0-0 after 90 minutes and the match went to extra-time.

Cesc Fabregas has a shot

Things really heated up in extra-time. Spain played some great football and had lots of chances to score. Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas had two shots at goal which nearly went in.

John Heitinga is sent off

The Netherlands' John Heitinga was sent off for holding back Andres Iniesta as he was about to shoot.

Andres Iniesta scores for Spain

Six minutes later Iniesta scored the winning goal after a great pass from Fabregas. The Spanish players and fans went absolutely crazy!