FIFA World Cup 2014: Bloodied Spain Peer Into Abyss in Chile Clash

Defending champions Spain are hurting from their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Netherlands in their FIFA World Cup opener. The team now would look to thrash Chile - not an easy prospect - to reclaim 'lost' glory.

updated: June 17, 2014 08:15 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: A combo of file images shows Chile's Alexis Sanchez (L) and Spain's Andres Iniesta.


After their 5-1 annihilation by Holland, the spectre of a humiliating World Cup group-stage exit hangs over champions Spain ahead of Wednesday's game with Chile in Rio de Janeiro.

While the nation is still reeling from Spain's heaviest defeat in 51 years -- a result branded "a catastrophe" by the Spanish media -- there could be worse to follow at the iconic Maracana.

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