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Spain are world champions! 'La Roja' have finally got their hands on football's most coveted prize.
Vicente del Bosque could become the 2nd coach, after Italy's Marcello Lippi, to ever win a world title in both club & international football
David Villa needs only one more goal to join Raul as Spain's all-time top scorer (44 goals).
Spain have lost only 2 of their last 54 international matches. Both defeats were on South African soil.
Andre Ooijer will celebrate his 36th birthday on Sunday, becoming only the 2nd player to be involved in a World Cup final on his birthday.
Netherlands are unbeaten in 25 games, a new Dutch record. Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has seen The Oranje lose only once under his command.
Netherlands & Spain turned in perfect qualification campaigns for SA2010. Spain won all 10 of their qualifiers and Netherlands won all 8.
Spain could join Germany FR (1972-1974) & France (1998-2000) as the only nations to ever hold the World and European title at the same time.
Manuel Neuer, Per Mertesacker, Philipp Lahm and Arne Friedrich have played in all 6 matches for Germany, from start to finish, at SA2010.
Uruguay’s loss to Netherlands in the semifinal was their first defeat this year. Their record for 2010 stands at: 5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss.
Fernando Muslera, Maximiliano Pereira and Egidio Arévalo have played in all six matches, from start to finish, for 'La Celeste' at SA2010.
The last time Uruguay featured in a third place play-off was at Mexico 70. 'La Celeste' lost 1-0. Their opponents on the day were Germany FR
Uruguay and Germany have met 9 times, 3 of which were at the World Cup. Germany have the better head-to-head record: 6 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss
Miroslav Klose needs just one more goal to equal the World Cup all-time top scorer record currently held by Brazil's Ronaldo (15 goals).
Germany hold the record for most bronze-medal matches at the World Cup. Today will mark their fifth appearance in the 3rd place play-off.
"Our objective is to win the Trophy...we’ll go home with a sour taste in our mouths if we fall short," says Gerard Pique
Germany and Spain last met in the final of UEFA EURO 2008. La Roja won 1-0, thanks to a Fernando Torres goal, to claim the European crown.
Today Germany will be playing their 98th World Cup match, breaking the record they share with Brazil for most World Cup matches.
Miroslav Klose needs just one more goal to become the joint all-time top scorer in World Cup history alongside Brazil's Ronaldo (15 goals).
Spain had a perfect World Cup penalty scoring record until SA2010. Villa & Alonso have failed to score from the penalty spot in South Africa
Villa has scored in Spain’s last 4 World Cup games. The World Cup record for an individual goalscorer is scoring in six consecutive games.
The Germany-Spain match features 2 of Europe's most prolific strikers. Klose has 16 goals in major tournaments, while David Villa has 12.
Germany’s 13 goals at the 2010 World Cup have been scored by 6 players. In contrast, Spain’s six goals have been scored by only two players.
With their semifinal win, Netherlands stay on course for a possible perfect World Cup campaign, a feat only ever achieved by Brazil (1970).
With four goals, Wesley Sneijder is Netherland's top scorer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. View Sneijder's player profile.
Robin van Persie has been substituted in all five SA2010 matches. The World Cup record for most substitutions in a World Cup is six.
Undefeated thus far at SA2010 and boasting a perfect qualification record, Netherlands are on track for a perfect World Cup campaign.
Diego Forlan has scored 27 goals for Uruguay and is only 4 goals shy of 'La Celeste' all-time top scorer Hector Scarone (31 goals).
The only previous World Cup encounter between Uruguay and Netherlands was in 1974. 'The Oranje' won 2-0.
Paraguay have reached a World Cup quarterfinal for the 1st time in history. Today, they face a team that has won 30 of their last 32 games.
Lukas Podolski’s goal against England means that he has scored more goals for Germany (40) than in the Bundesliga (39).
Gonzalo Higuain has scored 4 goals at SA2010. The all-time World Cup record for Argentina is 8 goals and is held by Guillermo Stabile.
Argentina have won only two of their five previous quarterfinal appearances. They last qualified for a semifinal at Italy 1990.
Argentina and Germany have met 5 times at the World Cup. 3 of these games were at the knockout stage and 2 of them were the World Cup finale
At Germany 2006, Germany and Argentina met in a quarterfinal. The match ended 1-1 in regular time; Germany won the ensuing penalty shootout.
Argentina and Germany have played one another 18 times. Their head-to-head record stands at: Argentina (8), Germany (5), Draws (5).