Spain World Cup joy relief from economic woes

Thousands of Spaniards poured onto the streets across the country late on Wednesday, draped in yellow and red flags, to celebrate the win that took Spain to their first World Cup final against Netherlands at Soccer City in South Africa on Sunday.

"We're incredibly proud. This is a welcome distraction from the crisis and from the awful government we have. It lifts peoples' spirits," said 63-year-old Loria Alejandrez, a civil servant who watched the match at a public screening outside Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.

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