Spain fell unexpectedly against Japan and was eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar for three minutes when Costa Rica beat Germany 2-1. A scenario that seemed impossible and that for a few moments paralyzed all the followers of 'La Roja'. It was precisely the comeback of the Germans that qualified Luis Enrique's team, who was unable to recover from the two Japanese blows and reached the round of 16 amidst a sea of doubts that contrasted with the overwhelming optimism of the first day.
Waiting for Rajoy. Reading the peculiar chronicles of Mariano Rajoy after the matches in Spain has become one of the main attractions of the competition. "I now need an article by Rajoy that explains what is happening," wrote the journalist Enrique Ballester on his Twitter account. A feeling that many users shared on this social network.
Articles by voice note. The former president of the Government recognized in the presentation of the new book by Esteban González Pons, deputy secretary of institutional action of the PP, that he dictates his articles by WhatsApp voice notes a few minutes after the end of the game. Something that explains, to some extent, the frayed structure of some sentences.
The third chronicle. "There is still a lot of music left", headlines Rajoy to encourage Spanish fans not to give up despite the defeat. A piece that already begins stomping with one of his great phrases: "Germany is Germany." Totally knowledgeable of what he wants people to read.
The best sentences. "The best place to put the ball is in the other's field, because that way they will never be able to score a goal for you" or "Which is easier or more difficult? Who knows, but things are as they are", in reference Spain's rival, are some of the most outstanding reflections in this article.
Top comments. "Rajoy is the next to screw Murakami's Nobel," writes the Twitter user @moedetriana. "I have read better written shampoo labels than the Rajoy World Cup columns", he says @tortondo.