They were the favorites from the start, but in a single elimination tournament where anything can happen, and normally does, nothing is for sure. Many teams were in the running to become World Champions; Brazil, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Uruguay and Ghana to name a few. But after 7 games and only 1 loss, Spain is on the top of the world, they are World Champions.
This was a complete team effort, with a few names really standing out. The goal scores are always a big part with Carles Puyol scoring to beat the Germans, David Villa nets 4 goals to lead the team and the one who scored when it mattered, Andres Iniesta, with the tournament winning goal. While all these goals definitely helped bring Spain to the top, it never would have happened without one man, Iker Casillas. Not only did he help lead them to their first World Championship, but he was also named the Goal Keeper of the tournament, which is no small feat.