Thursday, July 8, 2010

Time and Venue of Spain vs Netherlands World Cup 2010 Final Match

Football world is now eagerly waiting to know who between Spain and Netherlands is going to become the new world champion. The answer will come on 11 July after the tournament final being taken place at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.


The final match kicks off at 18:30 GMT and 20:30 local time. Football fans in Spain and Netherlands would be able to watch the match live on television from 20:30. In USA, the match begins in New York time at 14:30 and California time at 11:30. According to India time, the match starts at 24:00 (00:00 AM) on 12 July.


The final match will be held at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The stadium is situated in Nasrec, a suburb of Johannesburg. Nicknamed ‘The Calabash’, the stadium is largest in African continent with a seating capacity of 94,700 people.

During the ongoing World Cup 2010, however, the capacity has been decreased to 84,490 as there are around 10,000 seats reserved for the VIP’s and media personnel. The stadium could be declared as the National Stadium of South Africa in future, and only the football and rugby matches would take place in this stadium.

Neither Spain nor Netherlands has ever won the World Cup title. Netherlands have previous experience of playing in two World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, while Spain’s best World Cup achievement came in 1950 when they finished 4th in the tournament.

So, it is pretty much certain that football world would see a new champion in the history of World Cup on Sunday. This year, World Cup title would go to Europe for the 10th time, and thus, making Europe the most successful continent in World Cup. Most importantly, a European team is going to win the World Cup title for the first time outside Europe.

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