Reign in Spain in misunderstanding after World Cup ouster

Rio de Janeiro – With a superstars aging and a constant manager delayed to mix in immature talent, Spain was firm to see a finish of a power as a superpower of universe soccer.

The Spanish weren’t adored to repeat as World Cup champions. But few approaching a fall that finished Wednesday with a 2-0 detriment Chile, knocking Spain from row and finale a run of a biggest organisation of a century.

Chile’s gait and ability constructed a winning win identical to so many Spanish victories over a past 6 years. Spain was outplayed, outpace and outfought.

The 5-1 violence by a Netherlands on Friday was intolerable and foretold where manager Vicente del Bosque’s organisation was heading: home.

“If we consider about all achieved and we told me we would be separated in organisation stage, we wouldn’t trust you,” del Bosque said. “We have no excuses. It’s a unhappy day for all of a players.

“We suspicion we were in good shape. It was tough to even select a 11 players that would line up, though a existence was utterly different. The second half opposite Holland and a initial half opposite Chile were like a weight crashing down on us.”

Six members of Spain’s patrol played during slightest 100 inhabitant organisation games while winning a 2010 World Cup and a 2008 and 2012 European Championship.

“Success is not eternal,” Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli said. “This era could not continue with that success, and we can know it. It’s really special a fact we were means to play currently opposite a World Cup champions a approach we did and discharge them with courage, power and attack.”

Del Bosque concurred his players were “too slow, shy from a start.”

Chile twice came tighten to scoring in a initial 90 seconds and led in a 20th notation when Eduardo Vargas finished a sharp pierce of satirical flitting that was Spanish in a execution.

The second followed in a 43th when Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas punched a giveaway flog to a feet of Charles Aranguiz, who dismissed a rising shot right behind past a maestro captain.

Casillas, 33, came to a World Cup after a second true deteriorate as second-choice goalkeeper during Real Madrid and a vivid blunder in a Champions League final win final month.

Spain came to Brazil with a identical – though comparison – organisation compared to a 2010 squad. It combined Brazilian-born striker Diego Costa, though he unsuccessful to measure and was transposed in both matches.

Spain’s “tiki-taka” character of play – gripping a round for prolonged stretches with brief passes and sharpened usually with a transparent opening – had not been operative as good in new years.

Spain became a third true European fortifying World Cup champion to wave in a organisation stage. France in 2002 and Italy 4 years ago also unsuccessful to allege or win a match.

Spain can during slightest finish that strain in a satisfaction diversion Monday opposite Australia.

Xabi Alonso, another Spanish vet, will expected not start opposite Australia. He was transposed by Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke after an painful initial half.

Alonso gave divided a round to Alexis Sanchez to start a pierce down Chile’s right wing by Arturo Vidal and Aranguiz, heading to Vargas’ score. Trailing behind a play, Alonso put his hands to his conduct in exasperation.

Other Spanish players were also guilty of careless flitting and sad finishing.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone