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Andres Iniesta scored the 116th minute golden goal that led Spain to its first World Cup victory ever! Soon after, he took the time to pay tribute to a friend who had passed away before the start of the last season. By removing his jersey he revealed a message which read:

"Dani Jarque siempre con nosotros."  (Dani Jarque, always with us)

Espanyol defender Jarque suffered a heart attack before a pre-season game in 2009. Iniesta explained “I wanted to keep Dani with me and with the other teammates. We wanted to pay tribute to him and we thought this was the best opportunity to do so.”

This kind gesture earned him a yellow card at the final game, but I'm sure he felt it was worth it :)

 


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