Spain, one of the primary favorites to win Qatar 2022, returned to Madrid, the place it landed “prematurely” after an nearly inexplicable failure in what appeared to be one other inevitable assembly with Portugal within the dialogue for a place within the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Luis Enrique lamented, on the official Twitter, that it was “unimaginable”. “We tried however it was not sufficient. We are sorry that we didn’t provide you with happiness … that is football and that is life … it raises your head,” he wrote, describing his disappointment in a selfie which information the second contained in the group bus.
The Spanish coach is the picture of the collective disappointment of a nation that expects one thing larger from this World Cup, though on Twitter there is a highlighted passage that is completely relevant in the course of the choice interval , and that the coach himself had carved himself. soul, after the household drama that led him to go away the technical command of the nationwide group in 2019.
“I cried as a result of I had no sneakers till I noticed a man with no toes.” This will be the message that can be accepted by the hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who mourn an elimination that is too sudden for “reputable” ambitions, even when actuality insists towards this view.
The fact is that the drama of penalties towards Morocco dictated a new departure from the stage of “Roja” on the door of the quarter-finals, the place the neighboring nation didn’t enter for 12 years, after the final occasion – on the price of eliminating Portugal , by Carlos Queiroz – within the “eighth”, within the victorious marketing campaign in South Africa 2010, match the place he was the world champion for the primary and solely time.
Since then, other than the Europeans, Spain has misplaced its energy and expression. A pattern that began in Brazil, in 2014, when within the first assembly, a repeat of the South African last, he suffered the worst defeat of a world champion within the train, dropping 1-5 to decide on the Netherlands.
From defeat to abandon
This time, Luis Enrique’s group began the journey in Qatar, beating Costa Rica 7-0, within the greatest defeat of the competitors. Unfortunately for the Spaniards, it has since fallen steadily. As they are saying in Spain, from little or no… to finish the desert.
A desert of objectives to be confirmedbasically, that Luis Enrique’s unparalleled possession sport could take him to the highest or find yourself with one thing. Germany’s draw, in Spain’s second match in Group E – the place the “mannschaft” risked an computerized repatriation – it eliminated a veil that Japan would shamelessly take, claiming management from the Spanish.
An evil to come back, one can assume on a theoretical stage, for good, regardless of the inconvenience precipitated within the second place, even when it is a query of the group of demise, that the Germans didn’t even reside. The second place that prevented the crossing with the vice-champion of the world, Croatia, which was surprisingly changed by Morocco, the one group that broke the favourite Belgium.
But with this change of pairs, Spain ended up confirming such a pattern that might solely be denied on the subsequent World Cup, in 2026.
At Brazil 2014, nonetheless reeling from the Dutch’s false begin, Spain confirmed their exit nonetheless within the group stage, after one other defeat towards Chile.
Redemption is set for Russia, the place it nearly misplaced towards … Morocco, within the final sport of the group stage, drawing (2-2) in compensation time. Along with Portugal, Spain continued to fall on penalties towards hosts Russia after Koke and Aspas “gave” Akinfeev the title of hero of the tie.
Penalties started to change into a critical matter, a situation confirmed by the European Championship, the place Morata (after Olmo) went from hero to villain when he missed the kick that put Italy within the last and on the way in which to the championship title.
Now, nonetheless in shock, Spain is crying because it seeks to find out duty. In Barajas, within the car parking zone of the airport, some of the vans reserved for the supply of the delegation have been empty as a result of 12 of the 26 invited selected to journey individually.
There is nonetheless no official place on the long run of Luis Enrique, who ends his contract on the finish of the World Cup, the pinnacle of the Spanish federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, faces a case within the Spanish courtroom, as a end result of the investigation associated to the administration of the physique he sits on, which was precipitated by the disclosure of the millionaire fee filed by Gerard Piqué for the switch of the Super Cup from Spain to Saudi. Arabia.