Spain vs Chile 0 -2 All Goals Highlights World… by edi-qrz11
The world champions are out. Spain are gone. The first to depart this tournament, mathematically and in spirit, if not in body, along with Australia. A deserved victory by Chile in the Maracana stadium leaves Vicente Del Bosque’s team with no way back. Their goal difference, from two matches, is minus six. This truly is a seismic development for football.
The question now is not whether the era of tika-taka is over with this result, but whether it ever existed in the first place.
Watching Spain’s capitulation in this competition it is impossible not to wonder: was tiki-taka not just 11 great players all along.
What if it wasn’t the system that made those teams wonderful, but the players who had the technical ability to seemingly fashion a philosophy?
Spain: Casillas, Azpilicueta, Javi Martínez, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Iniesta, Pedro, Diego Costa, Silva.
Chile: Bravo, Jara, Silva, Medel, Mena, Aranguiz, Díaz, Isla, Vidal, Vargas, Alexis Sanchez.
The Spaniards are knocked out of the World Cup before the group stage is even over. Incredible.
Superb display from Chile, what a great team performance.