World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

Sunday in Johannesburg, Spain and Netherlands will compete one last time for gorgeous glory. Odds are on Spain to take the match, but who'll take your breath away? In our ongoing celebration of athletic perfection, this is the final showdown.

Let's start off by pointing out that the Netherlands have an unfair advantage: Dirk Kuyt always seems to have his shirt off. The Spaniards tend to keep their clothes on, sparking international dismay.

That's not to say all is lost. Claro.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

Netherlands has the hamstrings.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

But Spain, the forearms.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

The Dutch are flexible folk.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

But two Spaniards can make a German cry. (After the ass-whippings they handed out, this seems fair.)

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

Unsurprisingly, both teams are neck and neck on a leggy level.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

And there's no shortage of heart-melting man-love.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

This, people, is joy. On many levels.

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

As we place our bets, let's just take one last, lingering look at what we're dealing with. The Dutch squad:

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

Once you've committed all those faces to memory, please proceed to do the same for Spain:

World Cup Thighlights: And Then There Were Two

And here we are. Deep breaths; focus and prepare. And in the midst of the inevitable fervor, remember: Though only one can win the game, there doesn't have to be a loser on this here playing field.