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Del Bosque: 'Reward today was for beautiful soccer'
July 11th, 2010 11:47PM

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[REACTION] Coach Vicente del Bosque said Spain played "beautiful soccer" was rewarded on Sunday when his team captured the World Cup for the first time.

"I'm here to speak about the beautiful things in soccer," he said after Sunday's 1-0 overtime win gave the Spaniards their first World Cup title. "It was a very intense game, balanced and even. It was rough at times but that's part of soccer. They made it very difficult for us to play comfortably. There was pressing from both sides but soccer is moving forward. The reward today was for beautiful soccer."

Andres Iniesta
, who scored in the 116th minute, would simply say that he "made a small contribution."

"This is for Dani Jarque, for my family, for all of the people," Iniesta said. "It is the result of hard work over a long time and some difficult moments. I can't quite believe this yet. I had the opportunity to score that goal that was so important for my team, and it's incredible. I've made a small contribution in a very tough game, a very rough game."

Dani Jarque, a defender for Barcelona city rival Espanyol, died of a heart attack last year. Several Spanish players wore shirts paying tribute to Dani Jarque with whom they had grown up in the Spanish national team system.



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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: July 12, 2010 at 12:03 p.m.
    Bien Dicho Don Vicente, and Don Andres Iniesta y FELICIDADES Y BRAVO ESPANA!!!

  1. Shawn Blymiller
    commented on: July 12, 2010 at 1:34 p.m.
    Great Dives Iniesta...


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