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.
Andres Iniesta dedicated his winning goal in the World Cup final to former Espanyol defender Dani Jarque, who died after suffering a heart attack in August 2009.
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".
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer claims his side did not show enough attacking intent in their 1-0 World Cup semi-final defeat to Spain on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Galaxy striker Landon Donovan is eyeing a move to the English Premier League or Spain's La Liga in the January transfer window.