So, it's all over for another four years.
For the first time, a European side won the trophy outside of its own continent, and for the first time Spain have taken the trophy home to the streets of Madrid.
This has been a tournament of indifference.
There have been some average games, but a mirage of talking points.
From France's flops to Uruguay's warriors, World Cup 2010 has kept us entertained in some form or another over the last month.
Here, we take a look at the best of the best, although some may not want the crown.