It's difficult to imagine the turmoil going on inside Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas's mind after his team bombed out of the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday.
The team captain appeared inconsolable after Chile defeated them 2-0, ending Spain's hopes for a second consecutive world title.
Casillas has been a key player in a national squad that has dominated on the world soccer stage since 2008. Back then it defeated Germany to capture the European title before taking the World Cup two years later.
It captured a second consecutive Euro trophy in 2012.
Photos taken on the pitch after the game showed Casillas putting a face to a nation's malaise.
Casillas's misery was expressed even more pointedly on Twitter, where users alternately mocked or sympathized with the keeper.
BREAKING: Live pictures of Jose Mourinho watching Iker Casillas. pic.twitter.com/wMXrXoqSSO— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) June 18, 2014
BREAKING: The aliens from Space Jam may have paid Iker Casillas a visit! pic.twitter.com/ihorVoajPn— FIFAWorldCup (@ThaWorldCup) June 18, 2014
Sad Iker Casillas looks like Zurbaran's St. Francis in Meditation pic.twitter.com/em7UTj5MDC— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) June 18, 2014
'You're killing me, please stop...'
'No, I swear. They used to think Casillas was better than me' pic.twitter.com/18QHijLLEW— Rav (@juvefcdotcom) June 18, 2014
Twitter users had earlier ridiculed Casillas after Spain lost 5-1 to the Netherlands on Friday.
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