Before the vuvuzelas fell silent and fairweather football fans returned to giving the cold shoulder to the beautiful game, Vancouverites headed outside to watch Spain win its first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.

 

 

An impressively stoic Spain supporter stand out from the crowd on Granville Street. (Kyle Farquharson photo)

 


Spanish fans celebrate Spain’s victory in the World Cup on Commercial Drive on Sunday. (Kristen Thompson photo)




Dutch fans watch their team take on Spain on Granville's giant screen. (Fernando Carneiro photo)




Claudia Villarejo has her eyes glued to the game as a friend paints her face in Spain colours. (Fernando Carneiro photo)



All the evidence you need to figure out that watching a World Cup final can be a tense experience for some. (Kyle Farquharson photo)



From left, Jorge Alonso, Mario Azlor, Jorge Tejerina and Juan Teruel watch the kickoff of Spain-Holland on Granville Street. (Fernando Carneiro photo)



Spain fans – in red – cheer after Spain scored during the World Cup final against the Netherlands outside Stella’s on Commercial Drive. For the record, the Dutch fans are in orange. (Kristen Thompson photo)