In the world of international soccer -- prior to yesterday -- there were two great hard-luck losers: Spain and Holland. But if Holland were the Red Sox of futility -- they lost the World Cup finals twice before, in '74 and '78 -- then Spain were the Cubs. They never even got in a position to blow it all.
When tiny Andres Iniesta's shot hit the back of the Dutch net in the 116th minute of yesterday's Cup final
, everything changed. If were wearing red, it was a day you'll always remember. If you were wearing orange, it was a day you wish you could forget. There were thousands of both at San Francisco's Civic Center.
Here's what it looked like: