After losing 5-1 to the Netherlands, Spain lost again on Wednesday by Chile by a score of 2-0. As a result, Spain is eliminated from advancing in the World Cup. Chile and the Netherlands will advance from the group, while Spain and Australia are officially out.
Spain's shortcomings were much a result of Chile's spectacular play as well as Spain's good players playing a poor game, as well as a whole lot of bad ball luck (I couldn't resist). As ESPN dramatically put it many times, this ends a significant reign by Spain. It also guarantees a new World Cup champion this year.
Eduardo Vegas scored Chile's first goal in the 20th minute:
Charles Aránguiz put Chile up 2-0 in the 45th minute:
Spain is the first defending champion to lose their first two matches the following tournament.
Congratulations to Chile!