Thursday, 19th June, 2014

Spain defender Sergio Ramos does not feel it is an “end of an era” for La Roja, despite their exit from the group stages of the World Cup.

The defending champions, who are also the 2008 and 2012 European Championship winners, bowed out of the tournament after going down 2-0 to Chile last night.

Goals from Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz either side of the break at the Maracana Stadium handed Spain their second defeat in as many games in the showpiece event.

And Ramos, whose side lost their opening game 5-1 against the Netherlands, admitted that it is a “tough moment” for Spain but refused to accept that the Iberian nation is past its prime.

“This is a very tough moment for our national team,” he explained to FIFA’s official site.  


“I don’t want to say that [end of an era for Spain] because this is the same team that became champions of the world and Europe.

“We’ve made history in our country and you can’t forget that.”

Spain will next face Australia, who went down fighting 3-2 against the Dutch yesterday, in Group B’s inconsequential game on Monday.

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