No matter how the `Oranje` look at it, the World Cup final is set to be one filled with joy and history.
At least for one of the teams.
If the Spaniards win, they will be doing so for the first time ever in their history and will be the only team after West Germany in 1974 to win a World Cup as the European Champions.
If the Dutch win, they too will be making history, scaling a summit that even the great Johan Cryuff and his band of total footballers could not.
Whatever happens, this is one final that is going to be remembered for a long, long time; if not across the world, at least in the land of the victors.
Ahead of this epoch-making game, a look at World Cup finals that continue to be cherished, seared as they are into our collective memory, for their greatness, pettiness and because they makes us say: "Yeah, I remember seeing that."
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