World Cup | Spain may have won the World Cup, and host nation South Africa received an image boost, but the unaccountable FIFA was the event's biggest winner
by Daniel Olasky
Posted 7/16/10, 04:30 am
With tears streaming down his face, 29-year-old Iker Casillas lifted the World Cup trophy above his head. Confetti rained down on the Spanish goalkeeper and team captain, and millions of Spaniards from Galicia to the Canary Islands cheered for their team, basking in the glory of their nation's first ever World Cup win. But while Spain celebrated its sporting victory, the real winner was the man who handed Casillas the trophy: FIFA president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter.