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Win or lose, Spanish players to be feted in Madrid

Sports Desk |
Update: 2010-07-08 15:14:49

MADRID: Whatever the result of the World Cup final on Sunday, the Spanish team will be honoured in a parade in an open-top bus through the streets of the capital, municipal authorities said Thursday.

"The city hall, together with the Spanish Football Federation, has organised a huge reception for the players as a sign of support and admiration," the city hall said in a statement.

The players will take an open-top bus through the Spanish capital on Monday evening, passing through some of its most famous landmarks, including the Plaza de Cibeles, where Real Madrid supporters traditionally celebrate their victories.

Spain beat Germany 1-0 on Wednesday, a result that took them through to a first ever World Cup final, against the Netherlands on Sunday.

"Whatever the result of the final, the capital will be honouring the team," the city hall said.

BDST: 1228 hrs, July 9, 2010

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