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The pain in Spain is plain after World Cup loss
The pain in Spain is plain after World Cup loss

The headline Thursday in Spain's biggest sports newspaper, Marca, said it best: "The End." Huddled around televisions in bars and in living rooms across their country, Spaniards uttered a collective groan late Wednesday when their decorated national soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup, losing to Chile 2-0. It was one of the worst-ever performances for a reigning world champion. Spain had made history by winning back-to-back titles: The European Championship in 2008, the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship again in 2012. Now that streak is over. "It is a shock now, because we were used to winning all the time in Spain!" said Iñigo Carmona, 19, roaming empty...

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