Iker Casillas miserable 2014 World Cup continued Wednesday vs. Chile. A simple punch clearance of Alexis Sanchez’ freekick turned into an utter disaster when Charles Aránguiz was in the right place to pounce and make it 2-0 before halftime. If Spain loses it becomes the first team eliminated from the 2014 World Cup.
From Casillas on down Spain looked awful, listless and unsure of itself over the first 45 minutes. The reign of the World Champs — an era that started back in 2008 after it lifted the European Championship trophy — appears to all but over save a memorable second-half turnaround.