Dirk Kuyt pointed the finger of blame for Netherlands' World Cup final defeat squarely at referee Howard Webb, after the English official booked eight Dutch players and sent off John Heitinga.
Fabio Cannavaro admits it will be "emotional" to watch Spain or the Netherlands take over Italy's world champion mantle, but insists the uncrowned sides are deserved World Cup finalists.
Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez is determined to enjoy the World Cup final, and admitted he is relishing the prospect of playing against "a great" Netherlands team "playing great football".
FIFA has said criminal charges have been filed against a beer company which conducted an 'ambush marketing' campaign during Monday's match between Netherlands and Denmark.
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk stressed the importance of winning the opening match after his side beat Group E rivals Denmark 2-0 at Soccer City on Monday.
Netherlands winger Ryan Babel left training on Friday with an apparent injury to his right hamstring.