Spain Wins World Cup

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (TheStreet) -- Spain's Andres Iniesta scored a goal late in extra time to give his team a 1-0 victory in the World Cup final against the Netherlands Sunday.

The victory gives Spain its first-ever World Cup title.

Iniesta received a pass from teammate Cesc Fabregas and powered the ball past Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

The match had gone into extra time after both teams failed to score during the 90 minutes of regulation time.

Earlier, Netherlands Arjen Robben came close to scoring in the 62nd minute, but Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas managed to get his toe on the ball and keep it out of the goal.
Associated Press
Spain's Andres Iniesta, right, scores a goal past the Netherlands' Rafael van der Vaart, left, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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