Luis Enrique, the coach of Spain, has accepted full responsibility for his team’s failure to advance to the 2022 World Cup.
Tuesday’s Round of 16 match between La Roja and Morocco resulted in La Roja being eliminated.
Despite having the majority of the possession, Spain was unable to score in the whole 120-minute encounter.
As penalties were needed to break the draw, Yassine Bounou stopped two of Enrique’s team’s attempts and one of their tries hit the post before Achraf Hakimi sank the victor.
“I bear responsibility. The first three penalty takers, who I considered to be the greatest experts on the field, were the ones I selected.
Spain had also lost to hosts Russia via penalties in the last edition of the tournament in 2018.