Shakira Inspires Tweets Following Spain's Departure From the 2018 World Cup

Gerard Pique Shakira
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Gerard Pique and Shakira arrive at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas. 

Oh, España. With Argentina and Portugal out of the running, we had such high hopes for you. But with the Spanish team out of the World Cup after penalty kicks -- that most cruel of deciding factors -- all we can do is sigh and pore over Shakira and Piqué-inspired tweets to muster a smile. 

On the one hand, many wrote, Piqué's a winner: 

Then, there were the Putin-Shakira conspiracies (in jest, of course): 

Then, the face:

And the tweet that summed up this game:


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