Spain won FIFA’s biggest title at South Africa 2010

Spain won the world’s biggest sporting event in 2010, capturing its first FIFA World Cup™ trophy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spain won 1:0 after extra time over runner-up Netherlands after 31 memorable days in South Africa.

Spain won the world’s biggest sporting event in 2010, capturing its first FIFA World Cup™ trophy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spain won 1:0 after extra time over runner-up Netherlands after 31 memorable days in South Africa.



Spain finished first in the competition ahead of Netherlands, third-place finisher Germany, and fourth-place team Uruguay. Uruguay’s Diego Forlan won the adidas Golden Ball while Germany’s Thomas Müller won the adidas Golden Shoe. Müller also won the Best Young Player Award while Spain’s Iker Casillas won the adidas Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper. Spain won FIFA Fair Play Award.



In 2010, Spain was one of six champions in FIFA competitions. The other five FIFA champions were all crowned in the second half of the year.



On 1 August, host Germany won the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010. Germany won 2:0 over Nigeria in the championship final.



In late August at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Bolivia won the boys competition while Chile won the girls competition. On 24 August, Chile won 5-3 on kicks from the penalty mark from a 1:1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in the girls’ final; on 25 August, Bolivia won 5:0 over Haiti in the boys’ final.



On 25 September, Korea Republic won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010. Korea Republic won 5-4 on kicks from the penalty mark following a 3:3 draw with Japan in the championship final.



At the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010, European club champions F.C. Internazionale Milano won 3:0 over African club champions TP Mazembe Englebert.



Of note in 2010, Canada’s Hector Vergara was appointed as an assistant referee to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Canada’s Carol Anne Chénard, meanwhile, was the referee for the championship final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010.

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