The first National Football Team to be eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is the reigning World Champions SPAIN which lost 0 - 2 to CHILE in today's Group B match. A devastating blow to the Spain Football Team & Spanish Football which ends their nearly 8 years of domination in World Soccer. Chile with this win seals, along with Holland, their pass onto the next phase of the World Cup tournament. Spain has a last Group match on Monday against Australia which will be a "bureaucratic" affair & perhaps serve to give a run to the "next generation" of players that will continue in the future, apart to win back some pride & heal the wounds.

Spain made chances from the disastrous Holland match putting in Javi Martinez (for Pique) & Pedro (for Xavi Hernandez) but the problems maintained themselves as Chile did all the damage in the 1ºst half with pressure Football & goals from Vargas in the 20th min & a second in the 43rd min Aranguiz.

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Spain in the 2º half changed Xabi Alonso for Koke but physically fell apart as Chile could have scored a couple of more goals. The Spaniards watched as their luck along with their Football left the "Maracana Stadium". Coach Del Bosque put on Fernando Torres & Cazorla to find at least a goal but the newly signed goalkeeper for FC Barcelona & Chile Claudio Bravo stopped magnificently all the Spanish efforts.

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The big chance for Spain came early in the second half when Busquets missed an open goal. It highlighted one of the biggest problems with this Spanish Football Team, the lack of goal, the lack of goal creating opportunities which was again blatant in this match.

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Now is not the moment to give reasons for the Spanish Football Team World Cup disaster, no doubt rivers of ink will flow tonight & in the coming weeks from World & local Sports media to give their versions. What needs to be written here now is congratulations to Chile for the victory & moving on in the World Cup tournament, I personally wish them luck.

As for Spain, some veterans would have played their last game, while some "sacred cows" will need to look closely at their performance. The Technical team will need to accept that they did not take the "best players available" over to Brazil. What is obvious is that allowing 7 goals in 2 matches signals "huge problems", to be studied & solutions to be found.

An end of a glorious era, the exit from a "Golden period" of Spanish & World Football which is & will stay in History. Spain has plenty of young World class players ready to take over & begin a new circle with the next European Nations Cup & 2018 World Cup in Russia as objectives. 

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