Spain manager Vicente del Bosque said the feeling of winning the World Cup was too hard to put into words and was full of praise for the fans following the 1-0 win over Holland on Sunday.

La Furia Roja scored the only goal of the game via Andres Iniesta with four minutes remaining in the second half of extra-time with the game poised for a penalty shootout and after the final whistle, del Bosque was overjoyed at the achievement of his team although he found it difficult to describe just what he and the players were feeling.

"This is an unforgettable moment. We have to congratulate our rivals because they made it very difficult for us," he said.

"The Final was all about attacking football and both sides tried to play the game the way it should be played. There's a great sense of happiness in the dressing room right now. It's hard to put it all into words and the way the players feel goes way beyond words. The satisfaction people feel goes way beyond sport and this is a reward that's richly deserved.

"I'd like to thank the Spain fans for all their support. They're enjoying this as much as the players."