"I said that I would walk the Saint James Way (pilgrimage route) and I will do it. I didn't say when." - Spain's goalscorer Andres Iniesta
Spain's first World Cup sparks nationwide fiesta
A thunderous roar erupted across the Spanish capital and fans danced in the streets and chanted "Viva Espana!" as the country's first ever World Cup trophy sparked a nationwide fiesta.
Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta C holds the trophy as Spain's national football team players celebrate winning the 2010 World Cup football final Netherlands vs. Spain on July 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. NO PUSH TO MOBILE MOBILE USE SOLELY WITHIN EDITORIAL ARTICLE - AFP PHOTO LLUIS GENE
The centre of the capital was a sea of the red and gold national colours as Spain celebrated its agonising 1-0 extra-time win over Holland on Sunday.
The deafening sounds of cheering, klazons, firecrackers and cars horns rang out across the city as the World Cup's perennial underachievers won the trophy in their first appearance in the final.
In temperatures of 37 C (99 F), more than 150,000 supporters watched the match on massive screens in a giant "fan park" in a one-kilometre (half-mile) stretch of the city's main thoroughfare.