A nation mourns (again) as Spain exit World Cup

28th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

28 June 2006, MADRID — All Spain was in mourning on Wednesday after the national football team went out of the World Cup.

28 June 2006

MADRID — All Spain was in mourning on Wednesday after the national football team went out of the World Cup.

Spain were defeated 3-1 by France in a gripping game.

Front page headlines in Wednesday's Spanish papers captured the national mood of gloom.

The left-leaning daily El Pais said: 'France buries Spanish dreams in the World Cup'.

El Mundo put it more simply: 'National disappointment'.

Television news programmes showed the tear-stained faces of Spanish fans after the match at the World Cup in Germany or back home. 

Spain has never won the World Cup, but a recent poll for the sports newspaper AS found more than half the population believed they could bring home the trophy this time.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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