The first teams have been officially eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And one of them is the 2010 FIFA World Cup Champ – Spain.
After a poor showing versus Netherlands in their first game, Spain was expected to come out with a bit more firepower against Chile. However, Chile scored early and Spain could not recover. They didn’t seem to have the same explosiveness that we had become used to seeing from the champs. Chile controlled the ball for most of the game, and though Spain got several opportunities in the second half, they just couldn’t seem to convert.
Netherlands and Chile will advance out of Group B to the knockout round. Netherlands handily beat Australia earlier in the day to eliminate them.