the game seemingly went on forever. 8 players on the netherland side picked up 9 yellow cards and 1 got sent off with a red card during extra time. in the end spain prevailed. thomas mueller, the 20 year old from germany who only started playing with the germany national team in march, scored the golden boot for the tournament. diego forlan got the ‘man of the tournament/best player of the tournament‘ award and nelson mandela made an appearance at the game.