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Pinnacle World Cup Moments

Photo: Fabrice Coffrini, Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Two would-be first-time champions

The Netherlands and Spain made the World Cup final with victories against Uruguay and Germany, respectively. The Dutch did it with goals three minutes apart in the second half (after a spectacular 35-yard strike from Giovanni Van Bronckhorst in the first half) en route to a 3-2 win, while Spain dominated possession and got the only goal of the match on a second-half header from Carles Puyol. A championship victory would be the first for either country.

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