Published: Jul 12, 2010 1:11 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 11, 2010 10:15 PM EDT

 JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Spain rules the soccer world, winning the
World Cup for the first time.
      The victory came over the Netherlands in an exhausting 1-0 match
that went into extra time in South Africa. It was a physical test
of attrition that sometimes turned dirty - a finals-record 11
yellow cards were handed out and the Dutch finished with 10 men.
      For the Dutch and their  fans, it was yet
another crushing disappointment. Their first World Cup title
tantalizingly within reach, they failed in the final for the third
time.