"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
'The dream has come true,' exults Spanish press
Spain's palyers pose with the trophy during the award ceremony following the 2010 FIFA football World Cup between the Netherlands and Spain on July 11, 2010 at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg. Spain won 1-0. NO PUSH TO MOBILE MOBILE USE SOLELY WITHIN EDITORIAL ARTICLE AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS
"The dream has come true," said the newspaper El Pais on its website as an exultant Spanish press hailed the country's first ever World Cup trophy.
"Spain, Spain, Spain!" screamed the daily El Mundo. "This World Cup has crowned one of the best teams of all time."
"Iniesta took us up into heaven," said the sports daily Marca on the midfielder who scored the crucial extra-time goal that gave Spain a 1-0 win over Holland.
"We suffered, but it was worth it," it said.
Another sports paper, AS, said "Spain deserved its victory against a Dutch team that never stopped pushing us throughout the match."
El Pais said July 11 is "an historic day for Spanish sport."