'The End' - Media's reaction to Spain's shock exit from World Cup 2014


"The End" was on the cover of Spain's leading newspaper "Marca" as defending champions La Roja crashed out of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

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Following two successive losses in the group stage, Spain were dumped out of the quadrennial showpiece event in the South American country.

Spanish fans expressed shock and disappointment after Chile defeated Vicente del Bosque's men 2-0 on Wednesday (June 18) at the Maracana. This was after their opening game 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Netherlands.


"Marca" newspaper had the image of a dejected Andres Iniesta on the cover with "The End" printed against green football pitch background.

Iniesta was the hero of Spain's World Cup triumph four years ago in South Africa. He had secured the trophy for them with the winning goal in extra time against Holland in the final.

Spain, who had arrived in Brazil on the back of three consecutive trophies (2008 Euro, 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro), failed to carry on their magic.

Many have called this the end of an era. Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was holding the Jules Rimet Trophy in South Africa in 2010 but this time around he was in awful form, letting in 7 goals in two matches. It was in contrast to his record four years again when he conceded just 2 goals entire tournament.

It could be the end for many in current Spanish squad and a new generation will have to take the team back to glory.

Here are some of the tweets from the fans after Spain's exit

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