The 2010 World Cup Final will be a groundbreaking game in more ways than one. What's that? You want to know exactly how many ways it will be groundbreaking? You got it — here's why Sunday's match at Soccer City, above, will see a number of firsts...
1. This year's final will be the first time a team from Europe wins the tournament outside of Europe. Only Brazil and Argentina have won away from their home continent.
2. This is the first final that will not feature one of Argentina, Brazil, Germany or Italy.
3. It will be Spain's first time in the final. Their best performance so far is fourth place in the 1950 edition, and this tournament is the first since then that they have even reached the semifinals.
4. This could be the Netherlands' first World Cup victory, if they overcome David Villa et al. They've been losing finalists twice.
5. If you followed the two previous points closely enough, you will see that World Cup 2010 will definitely see a first-time winner.
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