Holders Spain lost without precedent for 15 matches at the European Championship finals on Tuesday when Croatia beat them 2-1 to win Group D at Euro 2016.
Ivan Perisic scored the champ with three minutes left after Croatia manager Danijel Subasic had spared a punishment from Spain commander Sergio Ramos with 20 minutes remaining.
Croatia’s Nikola Kalinic had counterbalanced an early objective from Spain striker Alvaro Morata in the primary half.
Spain meet Group E champs Italy in a heavyweight keep going 16 tie on Monday in Paris – a rematch of the 2012 last – while Croatia will play one of the third-set groups in Lens on Saturday.
Spain would need to beat Italy and afterward perhaps Germany and France or England to achieve the last. Having been convinced to the point that the competition was ready for whoever gets there first after they put paid to Turkey in their second amusement it was no big surprise the feature on Diario AS’s match report read: ‘dragged to the dim side’.
Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper David de Gea were not given an imprint by the Madrid-based paper as the finger of accuse additionally pointed toward Ramos.
In the interim, Marca concentrated on the groups that Spain could now go ahead to confront, with the possibility of their advancement further into the competition getting to be bleaker.
The front of Sport utilized a photo of Sergio Ramos and appeared to accuse his punishment miss for the misfortune.
The last time a noteworthy competition was held in France Croatia completed third. After the previous evening’s heroics Davor Suker, who played in those finals before securing a move to Arsenal, hailed the new national saints and shielded the nation’s football supporters.
He said: ‘I said before the competition that I thought we could be the shock of the competition and that is the thing that I need us to be, not the top choices but rather the astonishment.
‘We have seen an extremely solid Croatian group yet we likewise demonstrated we can play. We played one of the best groups in world football however we exploited how they amusement followed they missed the punishment. Perhaps a draw was a more attractive result yet we’ll take it. I would prefer not to put the weight on them by contrasting them with the group from 1998.’