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Champions Spain arrive home

2010-07-12 15:28
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Madrid - Spain's Soccer World Cup-winning team has arrived home from South Africa for a huge celebration, including meetings with the Spanish king and prime minister and an open air bus ride through the city's historic center.

Players landed at Madrid's Barajas airport shortly before 15:00.

After resting at a hotel, they will be received by King Juan Carlos in the Royal Palace. Then they head to meet Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Monday's highlight is a 5km bus ride through Madrid and crowds wearing the Spanish flag's bright red and yellow colors.

At least several hundred thousand fans were expected to line the streets to celebrate Spain's first World Cup title. Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 on Sunday in extra time.


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