Chile (2-0) Spain

Spain Hopes To Prove Mettle Against Chile (UPDATE: Spain Loses, Is Eliminated)


Pedro Rodriguez

Spain’s Pedro Rodriguez, left, kicks the ball during an official training session
the day before the Group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

UPDATE: In one of the biggest shocks of the 2014 World Cup, defending champion Spain is eliminated after losing to Chile 2-0. Spain lost its previous Group B match with Netherlands 5-1.

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With its World Cup reputation on the line, Spain looks to Villa, Iniesta and Xabi to lead the Red Fury to a decisive victory over Chile in the second Group B match-up of the 2014 tournament. After being pounded to their knees by Arjen Robben, Van Persie (“The Flying Dutchman”) and the House of Orange, the Spaniards need the 3-point victory in order to have a chance to advance to the knockout stage.

Look for Spain to come out fast and strong in the game, which kicks off at 3 p.m. USEDT (7 p.m. GMT)

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