Spain has seemed the team of destiny for the past three years and it's wonderful to see the national dream come to fruition. I thought it was a great game, even if the commentators didn't think so. I found the action quite gripping towards the end. I am a little sad for the Dutch but there's always next time. Diego Forlan is certainly a worthy Golden Ball recipient though I still see Sneijder as the favorite for Player of the Year.
I shall miss the World Cup. It's been a great tournament, even with the low scores. One team, of course, has already qualified for 2014: Brazil as hosts. I look forward to watching the rest of the field unfold.