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2010

Spain beats the Netherlands for football's 19th World Cup

A football match that took place at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. Andres Iniesta scored four minutes from the end in extra time to give Spain World Cup glory for the first time but the Netherlands players were disappointed because of their third defeat in a final.

1982

Marco Tardelli performs one of the most iconic goal celebrations

Coming after their 1934 and 1938 victories, Italy had now drawn level with record champions Brazil. Italy's Paolo Rossi won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer and the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. Captain and goalkeeper Dino Zoff at forty also became the oldest player to win the World Cup.

1972

Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky

A match for the World Chess Championship in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, between challenger Bobby Fischer of the U.S. and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. In this match, the chess match of politics went beyond the symbolic level and became an actual chess match.

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