And takes the Cup.

Nice to see such a multi-regional team unify to win the World Cup. These players are very specifically linked to teams in the autonomous regions of Spain, mostly either Barcelona or Real Madrid. Self-identifying Catalan players from Barcelona could be viewed with suspicion, both by their own countrymen (for playing on a national team) and by Nationalists (for not being really Spanish). This was all swept aside, a fact underlined by their coordinated passing game that sometimes seemed to be based on extra-sensory perception.

And I was also happy to read that they celebrated (after meeting with the King) by eating in a Basque restaurant. Probably no vuvuzelas there.

Cheers to them, and also to Holland.