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A right royal welcome for the Spanish football team

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A right royal welcome for the Spanish football team

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The victorious Spain squad have arrived back in Madrid after winning the World Cup for the first time.

They got a hero’s welcome after their adoring fans celebrated through the night after the historic win in South Africa.

Madrid became the party capital of the world after Andreas Iniesta’s goal just four minutes from the end of extra time proved enough to secure victory over the Netherlands in Johannesburg.

After meeting King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the players boarded an open-top bus to pass through the crowded streets of the capital.

More than one million people lined the route