As fans of Spain luxuriate in the glow of the country's first World Cup championship, fans of the Netherlands search for an explanation of what went wrong. Some blame the referee, others point to Paul the Octopus.
Spain will go to the World Cup championship match for the first time after a header by Carles Puyol helped them expose the weaknesses of Germany’s counterattacking style. In the Germany vs Spain semifinal, Spain wins 1-0.
Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Paraguay may win thanks to an underdog mentality, a strong defense, and able scorers.