Dutch, Spanish Awash in World Cup Fever
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2010 11:32 AM CDT
Netherlands fans cheer outside Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, Sunday July 11, 2010, before the start of the World Cup soccer final match between Spain and the Netherlands.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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(Newser) – As the minutes wind down to the World Cup final, fans of Spain and the Netherlands are positively pulsating with anticipation. The displays ranged from a Dutch priest who decked his church out in orange and prayed for victory while kicking a soccer ball down the aisle, to the Spanish PM's op-ed piece declaring his national team an example to his nation, and hundreds of thousands of fans in between, reports the AP. FIFA is predicting a television audience of 700 million globally.

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