World Cup: Spain crash out after shocking Chile defeat

Australia also crashed out following their 3-2 loss to Netherlands.

The reigning world champions, Spain, crashed out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup ongoing in Brazil after suffering their second successive defeat.

Coach Vincente Bosque’s side were made to look ordinary as Chile spanked the hitherto invincible Spaniards 2-0 to secure their place in the second round.

Spain who were the 2010 World Cup winners seemed not to have banished the memories of their 5-1 mauling at the hands of the Netherlands on Friday, as Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz both struck first-half goals for Chile to secure an epoch making result for the South Americans

Chile, just like they did in their group opener against Uruguay, took the game to Spain right from the blast of the whistle. Their brave start saw Vargas’ effort deflected narrowly wide, while Gonzalo Jara
went close from the resulting corner.

Xabi Alonso could have fired La Roja ahead on 17 minutes but shot straight at the goalkeeper, and the Real Madrid man paid the ultimate penalty for the miss minutes later as Vargas wriggled free of his
marker to tap home Aranguiz’s cross on the 20-minute mark.

The situation turned worse for Vicente del Bosque’s side shortly before the break, as Iker Casillas fumbled Alexis Sanchez’s free kick before Aranguiz fired home the rebound to leave Spain with a mountain to climb in the second half.

All attempts for a comeback proved abortive for Spain as they set an unenviable record of being the first defending champions to lose their two successive group games at the World Cup.

Interestingly, this is also the first time in six years that Spain will lose two successive games thus ending their dominance in world football.

Earlier on Wednesday, Australia also crashed out following their 3-2 loss to Netherlands.

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