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:
I don't like to make fun of other goalies. I really feel terrible for CA5ILLA5.......— Strombone (@strombone1) June 13, 2014
This game: http://t.co/wbV4aTYnp2— Nick Wells (@nickwellsy) June 13, 2014
I haven't seen the Dutch beat the Spanish this badly since 1648 ...#HistoryNerd— Ron Nurwisah (@boyreporter) June 13, 2014
Remember when Del Bosque picked Torres over Negredo...?— ManCityPhotos (@ManCityPhotos) June 13, 2014
Negredo and Navas sitting there like... pic.twitter.com/nFay5lYR5B— ManCityPhotos (@ManCityPhotos) June 13, 2014
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