Madrid: Spain celebrated the anniversary of its World Cup triumph on Monday, with coach Vicente del Bosque claiming the 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in last year's final had transcended sport in his country.
Andres Iniesta's extra-time winner in South Africa gave Spain its first ever World Cup and the midfielder was convinced his 116th-minute strike would find the back of the net at Soccer City.
"It was an incredible moment, it felt like the whole world stopped, like the moment was frozen in time. After controlling the ball, it sat up perfectly for me to strike and I knew it was going to go in," Iniesta said in Monday's Marca newspaper. "How did I know? I don't know how to explain it but I knew it. It had to, it was Spain's moment."