Spain Eliminated from 2014 World Cup in Shocker vs Chile
In shocking fashion, Spain, the World Cup defending champions have been eliminated for 2014. Spain is out after a 2-0 defeat to Chile in Group B from Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This comes after Spain's embarrassing 5-1 loss against the Netherlands on Friday. Chili opened with a 3-1 win over Australia.
Chile hadn't beaten Spain in 10 games. "A draw is not bad, but this group of players does not come with the idea to draw a game," midfielder Marcelo Diaz said. "We came out with the idea of winning."
This time around would be a different story though. 20 minutes in, Chile players Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez and Charles Aranguiz combined before setting up Eduardo Vargas to skip around Iker Casillas to put them on the board. Just before half-time, Spain's Casillas failed to deal with a Sanchez free kick, allowing Aranguiz to punch in a second goal.
Spain and 2010 runner-up Netherlands were expected to advance from Group B, but Brazilian great Pele - tipped Chile as a genuine contender to progress at the expense of one of the European powers. Vicente del Bosque had led Spain to victories at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, but no such luck this year.
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