Can't help it! Spain got into the final at the World Cup for the first time ever!. I don't follow soccer, but I'm surrounded by all these guys who do, one of whom had the determination to watch the cup live in South Africa (see Spanish-flag-wrapped boy on the left).
Read all about it on the ABC article Spanish deserving of final berth.
Some say it is going to have a positive effect on the country, which is going a terrible economic crisis*. Read the BBC Mundo Spanish article by Lorena Arroyo.
*Back from Spain, where some of my relatives and friends have just received hefty cuts in their salaries as public servants.