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Fan Zone: After World Cup exit, beer lifts Spanish fans

June 19, 2014 12:28 IST

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The streets in Spain were dead silent after the end of the match.

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Grim-looking Spaniards clutching beers in Madrid bars grasped for explanations after Spain lost 2-0 to Chile, their second defeat in Group B which left them unable to reach the knockout phase.

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Image: Spanish fans react while watching their team play against the Chileans
Photographs: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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The Spanish fans reacted to the World Cup champion’s elimination with astonishment.

"What do I think? Sadness. And I think they didn't play at all. I think they were tired," a fan said.

Other fans were just too sad to say anything.

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Image: Fans of the Spanish team watch
Photographs: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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‘World failure’ headlined the online edition of conservative daily El Mundo, as the defeat of the Roja relegated the story of King Felipe VI's ascension to the throne to second place.

‘Failed!’ echoed Spain's biggest-selling sports daily Marca.

AS headlined: "Goodbye to the World Cup".

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Image: Spain supporters react
Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters

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"Beer and the anisette we just had makes it a bit better," added another Spanish fan.

Whereas Spain coach Vicente del Bosque assured by saying, “Whenever something negative happens in a World Cup or an important competition like this, it has consequences".


Image: Spanish soccer fans
Photographs: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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