In spite of having one of the greatest domestic leagues in football, Spain have never been able to shine in the international level. But this generation of star-studded footballers have brought them glory.
Spain are the defending European champions and have entered their first ever World Cup finals.
The form of Fernando Torres is a worry for them, but with David Villa blowing all guns, it would be fair to say that Spain don't miss Torres.
Spain started their World Cup with a defeat at the hands of Switzerland and recovered from it to top their group. They then marginally defeated Portugal in the pre-quarters, Paraguay in the quarterfinals, and the mighty Germany in the semifinals.
Their performance has been nowhere near convincing. Still, they are in the finals due to their rock-solid defense.
No team has ever won the World Cup after losing their first match of the tournament, so Spain is looking to break that curse.
The Barcelona back line pairing of Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique has worked wonders for them. With Iker Casillas between the goalposts, there are not many players who could penetrate this lineup.
Spain have been scoring goals in the later part of the second half, but if they are to win here, they would need an early goal.
Will Spain win their first ever World cup? That mostly depends on Villa's boots.