After Spain managed to rise above the Dutch attempts to detach their legs from their bodies, and win a match by playing, you know, football, there was one last fantastic spectacle of this year's World Cup yet to come.
The BBC had put together a highlights package that surpassed anything the broadcaster had ever done before, mixing incredible special effects and highlights from the tournament to create a homage to District 9 that is as moving as it is breathtaking.
Unfortunately though, it was played out over the end credits for the Beeb's coverage, and was often relegated to a sliver of the screen. Therefore, we have decided to bring you the full version in all its glory - a fitting end to a truly unique World Cup.
UPDATE: It seems FIFA has blocked the video we chose - here is another version