FIFA World Cup: Spanish Players Give Plethora of Reasons for Early Exit

From lack of commitment and not enough hunger to win and the simple admission that the team was not good enough, Spanish players spell out the reason for the early exit from World Cup 2014.

updated: June 19, 2014 11:07 IST
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From left: Spain's Fernando Torres, Andres Iniesta and goalkeeper Iker Casillas walk off the pitch following their defeat against Chile in a Group B World Cup soccer match.

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Rio de Janeiro: Spain's players had different explanations for the team's early World Cup exit.

Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn't enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was "just not good enough." (Full match report | Match in pics | Highlights)

Chile's 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands.

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