Joy for Torres and Pepe, but Dirk left disappointed

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July 11, 2010 - Johannesburg, South Africa - epa02245589 Spain's Fernando Torres celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the FIFA World Cup 2010 Final match between the Netherlands and Spain at the Soccer City stadium outside Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 July 2010.

Liverpool Football Club wakes up this morning with two World Cup winners at the club after Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina’s Spain beat Holland 1-0 in the World Cup Final last night at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

It took Spain 116 minutes to make the breakthrough in the match after both teams had missed a variety of chances, forcing excellent saves from both goalkeepers.

In a fiery contest, in which English referee Howard Webb brandished 14 yellow cards and one red card, it was Andres Iniesta’s late extra time strike that sealed a memorable victory for the Spanish.

It is the first time Spain have won the World Cup, whilst Holland were left walking away disappointed again.

Reds attacker Dirk Kuyt started the game for the Dutch, but was taken off after 70 minutes.

Fernando Torres came on in the 105th minute for David Villa, but pulled up with a reoccurrence of his troublesome knee injury later in the game.

July 11, 2010 - South Africa - Football - Holland v Spain FIFA World Cup Final - South Africa 2010 - Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 11/7/10..Spain's Jose Reina kisses the FIFA World Cup trophy as he celebrates after victory.

Pepe Reina was jubilant in celebrations after the game, however the Reds goalkeeper did not play in any of Spain’s World Cup games with captain Iker Casillas preferred in goal.

After the game, Liverpool fans will be relieved to hear that Torres was pictured holding the World Cup trophy with a Liverpool scarf draped around his shoulders.

Congratulations, Spain!

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