After victories at the 2010 World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2012, Spain's national soccer team had high hopes for the 2012 Olympics. Though the Olympics are often an unreliable indicator of a national team's talent, most believed that Spain's bevy of young stars and momentum from Euro 2012 would carry the Spanish team to the medal podium, perhaps even to a gold medal for the first time since 1992.
The Spanish team shocked everyone by not only failing to win a single game in group play, but by failing to score a single goal. No one played well in the team's losses to Japan and Honduras and draw with Morocco, and many Spanish soccer fans are now worrying about the national team's future based on the underwhelming performance by their brightest young talents.
Here is a look at some of the members of the Spanish team who were most disappointing at the London Olympics.