Iniesta scored the extra time winner as Spain won its first World Cup against a bruising Netherlands squad. Van Bommel drew much criticism for the physical play, especially against former his Barcelona teammate, who was fouled more than any other player on the Soccer City field.
Iniesta says “there could have been some kind of actions but I don’t think it will be repeated again. I like to think we all act in good faith, defending our own interests. There were hard tackles but it ended very happily for me, for us.”