Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup yesterday, defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. The winning goal was scored by Andres Iniesta, who removed his jersey to reveal a white t-shirt that read: "Dani Jarque siempre con nosotros" (Dani Jarque always with us).
Iniesta was paying a touching tribute to Jarque, a fellow Spanish soccer player who died suddenly last year of a heart attack at the age of 26. "We wanted to pay tribute to him in the world of football and this was the best opportunity to do so," Iniesta told the international press after scoring the winning goal in the 116th minute. "This is for Dani Jarque, for my family, for all of the people," he continued. "It is the result of hard work over a long time and some difficult moments."
It is Spain's first ever World Cup win. ¡Felicidades España!
Watch the winning goal here: