World Cup Final report
With the weather being extremely sunny and hot Spain faced off against the Czech Republic in Maracana, Rio De Janeiro. The Czech's had beaten France, Germany and U.S.A in progressing to an unlikely final. There were up against Spain, who themselves had beaten Japan, Uruguay and England, were looking for back to back World Cups.
It was a dream start for the underdogs, when in the 3rd minute Gerard Pique hit a awful back pass to which Jan Lecjaks ran onto, rounded Iker Casillas to send Czech Republic into a shock 1-0 lead.
Jan Lecjaks scored the first goal in the World Cup
On the 9th minute it should have been two when Tubschman sent a wonderful ball over the spanish defence for Pilar to get the ball and drive home for what they thought was 2-0. Little did they know that the whistle had gone for offside. It was most definately not offside but was given and spain got away with it.
It was a boring half after that with Llorente and Silva going close.
Montoya spared the Spanish blushes
Spain had a complete onslaught in the second half. Mata, Iniesta and Fabragas all denied by Petr Cech. Spain made changes and Martin Montoya then hit the equaliser on the 82nd minute to break the spirit of Czech Republic. It then went to extra time.
Llorente scored the extra time winner
Spain kept bombarding Czech Republic's goal and despite Sergio Ramos being sent off in the 30th minute, Fernando Llorente hit the winner for Spain. It was a well deserved victory but you can not help but feel sorry Czech Republic because they had a chance of winning the World Cup but Spain make it back to back victories.
Spain lift the World Cup