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German media react to Spain's World Cup elimination, they've taken the absolute p*ss

Nasir Jabbar

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German media react to Spain's World Cup elimination, they've taken the absolute p*ss

The German media have ruthlessly reacted to Spain's World Cup elimination, brutally trolling Luis Enrique's team following their shock defeat to Morocco.

Spain are out of the World Cup after losing 3-0 in a penalty shootout to Morocco, who book their spot in the quarter-finals.

Their defeat to the North African country comes after there were suggestions that they deliberately lost to Japan in the group stage to avoid Brazil.

Former Real Madrid forward Hugo Sanchez made the bold claim following Spain's defeat to Japan, which, in turn, eliminated Germany from the tournament.

And the German media have trolled Spain, delivering a 'schadenfreude' - pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.

German outlet Ran posted a meme of Spain's results against Japan and Morocco, with the word 'justice', accompanied with the caption: "Spain wanted Morocco. Spain got Morocco. Spain is eliminated by Morocco. The DFB team was avenged."

German outlet Ran troll Spain after their World Cup elimination. Image: Twitter
German outlet Ran troll Spain after their World Cup elimination. Image: Twitter

Enrique had ordered his players to practice their spot-kicks ahead of the knockout stage, having suffered defeats to Russia and Italy in the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 respectively.

Speaking before his side's defeat to Morocco, he said: "I imagine that they have done their homework. Over a year ago, in one of the Spain camps, I told them they had to get here with at least 1,000 penalties taken.

"If you wait until getting here to practise penalties... [it won't be enough]."

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Enrique added: "It's a moment of maximum tension, a time to show your nerve and that you can shoot the penalty in the way you have decided, if you have trained it a thousand times. It says a lot about each player. It's trainable, manageable, how you manage the tension.

"It's increasingly less luck - the goalkeepers have more influence. We have a very good goalkeeper, any of the three can do very well in this situation. Every time we finish training, I see a lot of players taking penalties."

Morocco resume their Qatar venture on Saturday when they face the winners of Portugal vs. Switzerland.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Ran

Topics: Spain, Germany, Football, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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