Spanish media splashed images of the country's football team across their internet editions on Wednesday to hail the “historic” 1-0 win over Germany which secured a first appearance in a World Cup final.

“We are in the final,” said sports daily Marca, which described the semifinal win in Durban as “historic”.

Decisive goal

“A recital by del Bosque's team which made history by reaching the final thanks to Puyol's decisive goal,” said AS under the headline “Viva Espana”. ABC newspaper said: “It's not a dream — Spain is in the final.” — AFP

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