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"One of the worst Spanish players ever", "Embarrassing" - Fans brand 2 Spain stars as 'trash' after 2022 FIFA World Cup elimination against Morocco

Spain have crashed out of the FIFA World Cup
Spain have crashed out of the FIFA World Cup

Fans have taken to Twitter to slam Pablo Sarabia and Carlos Soler after they missed penalties in Spain's FIFA World Cup defeat to Morocco.

Spain locked horns with Morocco in the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday (6 December). They went into the game looking to progress into the quarter-finals of the competition in Qatar.

La Roja boasted 77% possession during 120 minutes of football and completed over 1000 passes on the evening. However, they failed to find a way past the Atlas Lions and were forced to go into the penalties.

Things did not go according to plan for Spain in the penalty shootout as they succumbed to a defeat to Morocco. The African nation ultimately won the game by a scoreline of 3-0.

Sarabia, Soler and Sergio Busquets took penalties for Luis Enrique's side, but all three failed to convert. Abdelhamid Sabiri, Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi, on the other hand, scored from the spot and earned Morocco the win.

The 2010 winners' FIFA World Cup campaign thus came to a disappointing end in Qatar. The penalty takers, especially Sarabia and Soler, have since been the subject of heavy criticism on social media. One fan wrote on Twitter:

"Embarrassing penalty display from Spain. How do you go 0/3? I hate being a fan of sports, man. Soler and Sarabia are two trash cans. Fair play to Morocco, what a team they are, fighters."
Embarrassing penalty display from Spain. How do you go 0/3? I hate being a fan of sports man. Soler and Sarabia are two trash cans. Fair play to Morocco, what a team they are, fighters.

Another frustrated supporter tweeted:

"Carlos Soler has to be one of the worst Spanish players ever to have graced the football pitch."
Carlos Soler has to be one of the worst Spanish player ever to have graced the football pitch

Soler, who replaced Gavi in the 63rd minute, had his penalty easily saved by Yassine Bounou. Here's what one fan had to say about his spot-kick:

"That’s so so embarrassing by soler. WTF!"
That’s so so embarrassing by soler wtf

Sarabia, who came on late in the second half of extra-time, also received criticism. One fan wrote:

"Pablo Sarabia is probably the one footballer is dislike seeing more than [Jadon] Sancho."
pablo sarabia is probably the one footballer is dislike seeing more than sancho

Here are more reactions to Sarabia and Soler's display against Morocco:

Pablo Sarabia has managed to hit the post twice in the space of 30 seconds of action
you don’t deserve to win when you give bums like sarabia and soler a chance to take a penalty, simple as thatπŸ‘
SOLER THAT IS WORST PENALTY I'VE EVER SEEN
Pedri and Gavi didn’t play the match of their life but they had no help, none. Torres was dreadful with the rest of the attackers as well..I prefer not to speak on Sarabia.
You just knew Pablo Sarabia was gonna miss. Subbed on to take a pen, misses the last chance of the game, yeaaaaah this World Cup has been scripted by Christopher Nolan. https://t.co/80ZubeqgX5
Easy to say after the fact, but putting Sarabia on the first penalty after he'd just missed that chance at the death, given the emotions that must have been going through his head at that moment, seemed like an odd decision.
Who put a curse on Sarabia?!
Sarabia been on the pitch since 118mins and now hit both posts? dude is cursed
Carlos Soler made a career out of taking pens and then misses at the World Cup?
Carlos Soler. Get that chin of yours up immediately so the spanish fans can rock it❀️

Bounou's heroics helps Morocco beat Spain in the FIFA World Cup

Bounou, who plies his trade in La Liga with Sevilla, saved both Soler and Busquets' penalties, while Sarabia struck the post. His heroics thus earned Morocco the win against Spain in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

The Atlas Lions have now remarkably made their way into the quarter-finals of the competition. They will face Portugal or Switzerland for a place in the semi-finals.

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Edited by Dakir Mohammed Thanveer
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