“Fiasco in Spain: Morocco sends us home”: the Iberian press is shocked after the elimination from the World Cup

Spain can’t believe it. The penalty shootout against Morocco was catastrophic. Almost as much as the lack of resolution of a team that monopolized possession of the ball during the match against the Africans, with a key deficiency: they never knew why. Punishment is in sight. The Iberian team, which started the tournament as one of the favorites to run for the crown, will now have to pack their bags to return. Much sooner than I had planned, by the way.

The Iberian press is shocked. Slowly, it goes from description to stoning the presentation of Luis Enrique’s team. “Fiasco of Spain: Morocco sends us home”, titles, for example, the Marca site, an obligatory referent, which later mutates into an equally forceful expression: “monumental palace”. Ace, meanwhile, opts for a formula that mixes disappointment and bitterness: “What a pity the World Cup“, summarizes. Then change: “Spain dies like in Russia”.

In the program El Chiringuito de Jugones they broadcast the definition live. And, as expected, after the result, the disappointment was total. The darts focused on the management of Luis Enrique. “It’s outrageous” is one of the qualifiers that is heard shortly after Hakimi hits the last penalty in a Panenka-style execution. “What happened to this man we have endured… we are left alone. Luckily there is the archive of El Chiringuito”, sentences one of the obfuscated members of the panel, shortly after the story of the Hispanic tragedy in Qatar ended.

ABC refers to what is specific: “Penalties condemn Spain”. El Mundo appeals to an adjective that sums up a day to be forgotten: “Morocco eliminate Spain in catastrophic penalty shootout”. Then, although he maintains the central concept, he points out: “Spain disappears in a disastrous penalty shootout and says goodbye to the World Cup”.

The Catalans Sport and Mundo Deportivo choose, merely, to expose the situation. “Spain misses all three penalties in the table and falls in the round of 16”, raises the first. The second says: “Spain says goodbye on penalties and Morocco makes history”.