The 2008 Euro Cup, Tour de France, multiple French Open and Wimbledon titles, and now the 2010 World Cup . . . It seems that Spain is everywhere these days and has become a championship-winning powerhouse.
Just like we told you, Rafael Nadal was front and center in South Africa to cheer Spain on to victory over the Dutch, 1-0 in extra time, in the World Cup Final.
We’re not sure if it’s World Cup fever – or the fact he had to wear white at Wimbledon for two weeks straight – but Nadal went all out to support his team.
The tenista wore the jersey of Spanish midfielder Cesc Fàbregas and paired the jersey with a Spanish flag around his neck as well as – our favorite part of the outfit – a Spanish scarf wrapped around his head. It seems Nadal also had a Spanish flag face-painted on his cheek, but it looks like tears of joy wiped that away.
In other futbol news, Paul the oracle octopus (who made more headlines in the past two weeks than hours John Isner played in his first-round Wimbleon match) has become a national Spanish icon, predicting eight of eight World Cup matches correctly.
We’d love to see Paul take a crack at the U.S. Open but our guess is, based on recent history, he’d pick Nadal.
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