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World Cup final excitement


People in Spain could find themselves rewarded with more than just national pride if the team wins the World Cup. Banks in the country are offering special interest rates to celebrate the success.

Supermarkets will also be spreading goodwill if the trophy comes home. Many of them are promising to slash prices and even give away cash.

Shop owner, Miguel Marchante said: “If Spain win, and people guess the correct final result, they can have a free fridge. It’s a way of promoting trade and raising sales too.”

In the Netherlands people are just as excited about Sunday’ final. Orange is everywhere, as fans snap up top-to-toe clothing in their national colour and the shops are doing a roaring trade.

It is the country’s third time in the final, after being runners-up in 1974 and 1978.

Demand for flights to see the team in live in action is also strong. Sabine from the OAD Travel Agency said: “Unfortunately, we only have four extra flights to South Africa. We’ve received 14,000 booking requests since the semi-final, but we can only provide a thousand seats.”

Dutch fans are keeping the faith, despite the ominous prediction of Paul the octopus. Millions watched on television as the famous world cup fortune-teller went for a Spanish win.

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