A roaring celebration rocked Spain on Sunday, with some 300,000 people in the capital's downtown forming a sea of red and yellow in tribute to the nation's first World Cup title.
The country's flag and team colors were in full display on Paseo de Recoletos boulevard as hordes of fans watched the match live on gigantic TV screens.
Then, as the final whistle marked Spain's 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in extra time, fireworks lighted up the sky. Crowds began dancing and singing one of the team's battle cries, "Let's Get Them."
Source: AP and AFP
In Image: Spanish soccer fans celebrate in front of Rome's Trevi fountain after Spain defeated the Netherlands to win the World Cup soccer final, played in South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010. Spain won 1-0.