World Cup 2022: David de Gea Appears to Troll Spain on Instagram After Elimination

World Cup 2022: David de Gea Appears to Troll Spain on Instagram After Elimination

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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Man United goalkeeper David de Gea seemed to have enjoyed Spain's elimination from the 2022 World Cup - at least going by his social media activity

Spain exited the tournament in the round of 16 after they were humbled by Morocco on Tuesday evening, December 6

De Gea was not part of the team selected by Luis Enrique to take part in the competition, with the La Roja boss snubbing the United ace

Enrique instead settled for Brighton's Robert Sanchez, David Raya of Brentford, and Athletic Bilbao's Unai Simon

Manchester United keeper David de Gea appeared to troll Spain following their embarrassing elimination from the World Cup on Tuesday, December 6.

La Roja were sent packing from the ongoing World Cup in Qatar after they suffered a 3-0 defeat in a penalty shootout at the hands of Morocco.

Spain were firm favourites to see off the north Africans in the last 16 cracker and seal a spot in the quarter-finals.

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Spain players show their disappointment in the penalty shootout during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain in Al Rayyan. Photo by Quality Sport Images.
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However, despite their dominance in the early exchanges of the tie, Luis Enrique's men had nothing to show for it in the end.

A stubborn Morocco side held firm to the scoreline and forced the clash into a penalty shootout, where they eventually managed to eliminate Spain.

The 2010 World Cup winners failed to score any of their spot kicks, with Morocco scoring all but one to advance to the next round.

De Gea's reaction to Spain's elimination

And De Gea seemed to aim a sly dig at Spain after their elimination from the tournament, with the experienced keeper posting a photo of himself smiling on Instagram shortly after his country's World Cup heartbreak.

The Man United shotstopper was not part of Spain's World Cup squad for the Qatar edition, with Enrique picking Brighton's Robert Sanchez, David Raya of Brentford, and Athletic Bilbao's Unai Simon.

De Gea is currently in camp with the Red Devils as he prepares for the restart of the Premier League season later in the month.

The 32-year-old has played a central role in Erik ten Hag's push to revive the Red Devils following his arrival back in April as a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Hakimi celebrates Morocco's victory

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Achraf Hakimi has described Morocco's victory over Spain in the round of 16 of the World Cup as unbelievable.

The Paris Saint Germain right-back scored the winning penalty to send the North Africans into the last eight of the tournament in Qatar.

Hakimi took to social media to express his feelings following the heroic performance of the Atlas Lions.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.