19 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain vs Chile 19th Match in Pictures

Defending champions Spain slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Chile and crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after their second defeat in five days. Chile's victory -- through goals from Eduardo Vargas and Charles Arranguiz -- made the South Americans and the Netherlands the first teams to go through to the second round.

After a golden era that saw them win the European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010, Spain have suffered a dramatic fall from grace.

They equalled Italy's unwanted record in 1950 of being booted out of the World Cup after just two games.It was Chile's first win over the Spanish in 11 meetings.

Spain's confidence seemed to have evaporated after their 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands in their first Group B game on Friday. Coach Vicente del Bosque dropped established stars Gerard Pique and Xavi Hernandez but it had no impact in the charged atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. (Dawn)

Spain's goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas (R) and Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta walk off the pitch after losing their Group B football match against Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque reacts during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana.

Spain fans react as they watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 football match between Spain and Chilli in Brazil, on a large screen in Madrid.



Spanish supporter cheers prior to a Group B football match between Spain and Chile

Chile fans cheers prior to a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's fans cheer during the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio.

Chile fans holds a sign reading in Spanish "Goodbye Spain" after Spain lost their match against Chile.

Chile player reacts after the Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's defender Mauricio Isla and Spain's forward Diego Costa vie for the ball.

Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez drives the ball during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's forward Eduardo Vargas (not seen) scores past Spain's goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas (front).

Chile's forward Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's forward Eduardo Vargas celebrates with Chile's Argentinian coach Jorge Sampaoli after scoring a goal.

Chile's goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo (L) clears the ball during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's midfielder Francisco Silva kicks the ball during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Chile's midfielder Marcelo Diaz dribbles the ball during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile

Chilean supporter holds a plastic toy aloft.

Fans of Chile and Spain gather at the FIFA Fan fest in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photographer adjusts his remote camera situated behind a goal ahead of the Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (L) and Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez vie for the ball.

Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (L) and Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal vie.

Spain's defender Sergio Ramos reacts after losing their match against Chile.

Spain's forward Diego Costa dribbles the ball.

Spain's forward Fernando Torres wipes tears from his eyes after Spain lost their Group B football match against Chile.

Spain's goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas reacts during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile.

Spain's midfielder Cesar Azpilicueta heads the ball during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile

Spain's midfielder Sergio Busquets (C) misses a shot on goal as Chile's goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo (L) defends.

Spanish fans react during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio.
(AFP Photo)

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