Spain's 1-0 victory over the Netherlands ended a World Cup full of vivid moments. Here's our top five:
5. South Africa feels the noise » When Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the first goal of the World Cup in the 55th minute against Mexico, it sent the fans in Johannesburg into a frenzy and cued a vuvuzela soundtrack that would last a month.
4. New Zealand ties Italy » When New Zealand, a team ranked No. 78 in the world, tied the defending World Cup champions, it contributed heavily to Italy's failure to advance out of pool play. Italy entered the tournament with more World Cup titles (four) than New Zealand had goals (three).
3. Suarez's handball » It's amusing how the soccer world views the intentional handball by Uruguay's Luis Suarez against Ghana -- the shameful act of a cheater that will live in infamy. The play will long be remembered only because Ghana failed to convert the ensuing PK.
2. Donovan's goal » With the United States on the verge of elimination and frustrated after dominating Algeria but failing to score, Landon Donovan notched perhaps the biggest goal in his nation's history in extra time for a 1-0 win and a trip to the elimination round.
1. Spain wins » An ugly, penalty-filled final seemed destined to be decided by dreaded penalty kicks. But with four minutes left in overtime, Spain used its man-up advantage as Cesc Fabregas drew the Netherlands' depleted defense and slipped a brilliant pass to Andres Iniesta for the game-winner.