Spain dream of final glory and emulating Brazil

Their 1-0 victory over Germany, who had been considered the most impressive side in South Africa to date, had Spanish newspapers praising Vicente del Bosque's side and talking up their prospects for Sunday's showdown against Netherlands.

"The best in the world (and on Sunday the champions of the world)" sports daily Marca blared from their wraparound front page over a photo of the players celebrating Carles Puyol's winning headed goal in Wednesday's match in Durban.

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