2010 – South Africa
Spain v The Netherlands
Africa’s first FIFA World Cup. Wonderful colour, wonderful atmosphere…….but oh those awful vuvuzelas!! The tournament confirmed Spain’s position as the new superpower of world football, but the final will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Many have blamed English referee for letting the game get out of control, but in reality, the Dutch team, previously known for their beautiful ‘Total Football’ was a little short of a disgrace. They came with no intention of playing and the football world breathed a collective sigh of relief as Los Roja became only the eighth nation to become crowned FIFA World Champions.