10 Biggest Mistakes Spain Made at 2014 World Cup

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10 Biggest Mistakes Spain Made at 2014 World Cup
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Spain couldn't have possibly endured a more difficult time at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, lamentably becoming the first defending champions to be bundled out of the tournament after just two matches.

In one of the most dramatic encounters in World Cup history, La Roja suffered an unfathomable annihilation at the hands of the Dutch, watching their international dominance vanish in a breathtaking 90-minute exhibition. 

A subsequent defeat to the robust Chileans then confirmed the end of this Spanish generation, signalling the need for rejuvenation in Spain's ranks.

Now, with the nation's campaign over—and with the benefit of hindsight—we examine the biggest mistakes committed by Vicente del Bosque and his players that led to such a spectacular implosion. 

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