Regardless of the result of the final, this will be the first time ever that two different teams from the same continent have won successive World Cups (Italy won the 2006 tournament).
It will also be the first time that a European team has won a tournament held outside Europe.
It will also be the first time that European teams have won consecutive World Cups since Italy retained the title in 1938
We will also have the first new winner, and the first new finalists, since France in 1998
We will also have the first new winner without home advantage since Brazil in 1958
It will also be the first final since 1978 (Argentina v. Netherlands) in which neither side has previously won the World Cup
It will also be the first final without Brazil, Italy, Germany or Argentina.
If Spain wins the final and scores fewer than four goals, then the Spanish will break the record for fewest goals scored by a World-Cup winning team (currently held by Brazil in 1994 and Italy in 1938, who scored eleven).
If Spain wins, then the only team to finish the tournament undefeated are New Zealand!