Spain appears unlikely to repeat as World Cup champions after a devastating showing in their Group B game against the Netherlands on Friday.

La Roja fell 5-1 to a Dutch team that powered forward on the strength of striker Robin van Persie, who might have scored the goal of the tournament when he put a diving header behind goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

The last time Spain surrendered five or more goals was when it fell 6-2 in a friendly against Scotland in 1963, writer Nate Silver tweeted.

That, and much more, provided fodder for mockery on social media of the team's disastrous performance.

Here's the quote of the game:

And here's what Twitter users had to say:

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  • Pele (Brazil)

    vs. Sweden, 1958

  • Diego Maradona (Argentina)

    vs. England, 1986

  • Diego Maradona (Argentina)

    vs. England, 1986

  • Landon Donovan (USA)

    vs. Algeria, 2010

  • Robin Van Persie (Netherlands)

    vs. Spain, 2014

  • Josimar (Brazil)

    vs. Northern Ireland, 1986

  • Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)

    vs. Argentina, 1998

  • Michael Owen (England)

    vs. Argentina, 1998

  • Carlos Alberto (Brazil)

    vs. Italy, 1970

  • Andres Iniesta (Spain)

    vs. Netherlands, 2010

  • Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia)

    vs. Belgium (1994)

  • Pak Doo-ik (North Korea)

    vs. Italy, 1966

  • Manual Negrete (Mexico)

    vs. Bulgaria, 1986

  • Papa Bouba Diop (Senegal)

    vs. France, 2002

  • Joe Gaetjens (USA)

    vs. England, 1950

  • Fabio Grosso (Italy)

    vs. Germany, 2006

  • Gianna Rivera (Italy)

    vs. West Germany, 1970

  • Marco Tardelli (Italy)

    vs. West Germany, 1982

  • Ronaldo (Brazil)

    vs Japan, 2006

  • Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)

    vs. Argentina & Brazil, 1974

  • Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina)

    vs. Mexico, 2006

  • Archie Gemmell (Scotland)

    vs. Holland, 1978

  • Arie Haan, Netherlands

    vs. Italy (1978)

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