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It's not easy being the king

Updated: July 11, 2010, 8:27 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- This was supposed to be a stylish World Cup. Instead, we got substance.

Ugly substance, at that.

Spain, the team that chugged and gritted its way through the entire World Cup, defeated the Netherlands 1-0 on Sunday to win the country's first World Cup and become the first European team to win a World Cup outside of Europe.

Spain wasn't quite an unlikely winner, but there's no question this World Cup didn't exactly go as advertised.

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