Well, that was a final which won't linger long in the memory.
Three days on and most of us are seeking to forget what happened in Soccer City on Sunday night.
Spain against Holland was a simply horrible exhibition, proof that if one team sets out to destroy, even the best find it hard to elevate proceedings.
What the Dutch gave us what not so much total football as non football.
The thuggery of Mark van Bommel and Nigel de Jong was a vicious slap in the face of those who gave us the glorious orange.
No wonder Johan Cruyff sought to distance himself from it. And - never mind his nationality -Read More »from Great time, shame about the football