By CAITLIN MURRAY
In a shocking second result for Spain that probably ruined the brackets everyone had been betting on, the defending World Cup champion is out of the tournament after just two group stage matches. Chile and the Netherlands will advance from Group B to the knockout round after the Dutch earlier in the day rallied to overcome a deficit and defeat Australia.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Men’s National Team reflected on their win against Ghana before switching gears to focus on their upcoming match against Portugal. The consensus is the players know they need to perform better, but the early goal from Clint Dempsey changed their game plan immediately, SBI writer Franco Panizo reported from Brazil. Come Thursday, coach Jurgen Klinsmann is ready to focus entirely on Portugal.
And the drama surrounding superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness continued to unfold with him reportedly leaving training early with ice wrapped around his knee. An unconfirmed report out of Spain said doctors have warned Ronaldo he is risking career-ending injury if he continues playing before being fully healed.
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Chile victory knocks Spain out of World Cup