World Cup winners arrive home in Spain for fiesta

Spain's captain Iker Casillas raises the World Cup trophy as he leaves the aircraft that brought the Spanish team back from South Africa, at Madrid's Barajas airport, Monday, July 12, 2010. Spain won the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 1-0 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

July 12, 2010 8:50:26 AM PDT
Spain's football team returned home to a jubilant nation and a huge fiesta Monday after winning the World Cup, finally giving Spaniards a break from months of economic gloom, political squabbling and nationalist regions fighting to break away from the central government.